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
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!
Have you seen my Twitter account in the past couple of days? Probably not. Even the people who click a link to view it directly are cautioned against viewing my profile. I'm not entirely sure what happened. Twitter locked me out while I was in my account doing usual things yesterday. I followed the steps… Continue reading Suspicious Activity on Twitter
Where's the line between Horror and Dark Fantasy? The question bothered me earlier this week. Is my classification of darker works appropriate? I've always heard the Horror genre defined by the author's intentions, along the lines of "Horror is anything meant to scare the reader." That makes sense, though it's strange to acknowledge that I… Continue reading Pans in the Fire, Hands Writing Ire