Friday, April 03, 2009

Bad Habits

I cannot help but occasionally loiter in forums that, more than occasionally, showcase writers behaving in less than 100% professional ways. There should be a 12-step group for giving this up. It could rent a room between the groups to help people are addicted to looking at roadkill and the support group for writers who need to break up with a toxic WIP.

Don't know what I am talking about? Try the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards Community (in the wake of the cut, especially the threads bitching about the reviewers), and the Lulu forums (pretty much any time, especially the bottom two subforums).

See also:
Self publishing authors and reviews


kirsten saell said...

Ooh, you know what I loved best about that Mrs. Giggles thread? This:

"If you feel the need, veinglory, to hand out hatchet reviews for books that most people are never going to here about anyway, more power to you. But you arent doing anyone a favor. Youre just being a dick. "It gets tiring, it really does." Woe is you. Try writing a book and getting it published then maybe somebody will give a fuck about your 'plight.'"

Um, okaaaayyyy...

Anonymous said...

Shame, shame on you, Em, and your wicked penchant for inciting vaginal envy among REAL authors! You should be so ashamed.
Can I spank you now?