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David Farland Missed the Point About Discrimination in the Writing World

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A recognizable speculative fiction author published a blog post that I feel needs attention before it spreads through the writing community as gospel. In "Discrimination in the Writing World", David Farland opened with, A few days ago, I saw a Facebook post from a woman who complained that she didn’t want to see panels by… Continue reading David Farland Missed the Point About Discrimination in the Writing World

Weird Science in the News – 180818

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This post starts with a warning. It's a little depressing. Heavy, even. I actually meant to publish it weeks ago but didn't thinking about adults insulting infants, mass extinction, and animals stuffing their homes with human trash, and that only covers half of the topic! Well, we are at Shadows in Mind. Here are the… Continue reading Weird Science in the News – 180818

Tweeting Again -and- Oh, Horror!

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Quick Updates Tweeting Again I can give ❤️s again! Twitter emailed me an apology for the inconvenience of locking me out of then restricting my account. The email confirmed that an automated system is charged with removing spam accounts. "[I]t looks like your account got caught up in one of these spam groups by mistake."… Continue reading Tweeting Again -and- Oh, Horror!

Restricted from Giving ❤️s

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Howdy, y'all. Happy Saturday? I'd be happier if I stuck in shadows without my consent. While waiting for Twitter to respond about what's happening with my account, I'm playing with the options that site has left open for me during the poorly explained restrictions. Twitter is ignoring my instructions from WordPress. The restrictions twitter.com also… Continue reading Restricted from Giving ❤️s

Twitter Limitations

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Additional Update--Saturday, August 11: The form email from Twitter instructed me to reply to if the issues continued after a few hours. I sent a reply this morning. The status of my @writeramlynn account hasn't changed since I blogged about it on Wednesday. With the restrictions keeping me from interacting with others on Twitter is… Continue reading Twitter Limitations