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by ggeezz
Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 32
Replies: 34
Views: 12149

Re: Quarter 1, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

That's a lot of HMs. Add one more for me. Congrats to GeekyMary.
by ggeezz
Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA
Replies: 44
Views: 11400

Re: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA

Interestingly enough I just watched the Sword and Laser Author Spotlight with N. K. Jemisin. (I'm a bit behind.) http://swordandlaser.com/home/2014/5/8/sl-video-author-spotlight-n-k-jemisin She briefly touches on the issue starting around 20:35. She eventually says something along the lines of "...
by ggeezz
Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA
Replies: 44
Views: 11400

Re: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA

Anger is good if you can harness it to help you reach your goals. But if it causes you to attack people that are trying to help you, it has become counter-productive.
by ggeezz
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 31
Replies: 36
Views: 10926

Re: Quarter 2, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

Got my rejection last night.
by ggeezz
Fri May 30, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA
Replies: 44
Views: 11400

Re: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA

So why is the song from Kary's example wrong? I could say it's because the sole purpose of the song is to hurt. That takes us back to author intent. But wasn't it still "wrong" when Kary didn't know the meaning and thus there was no hurtful intent? Yes. As a society we should kindly expla...
by ggeezz
Fri May 30, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA
Replies: 44
Views: 11400

Re: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA

I've had some time to mull this over so hopefully I can articulate my thoughts better. 1) I think we can all agree that we shouldn't say expression is wrong solely because it hurts someone else's feelings. As the young mother example illustrates, it gives the feelers too much power over everyone els...
by ggeezz
Thu May 29, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA
Replies: 44
Views: 11400

Re: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA

@stewart, you said it's not about people getting feelings hurt or the fact that the dominant culture is doing the hurting, but "perpetuating a very real, very harmful system of oppression based solely on someone's [feature not in dominant culture]." But aren't those the same thing? Or is i...
by ggeezz
Thu May 29, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA
Replies: 44
Views: 11400

Re: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA

Ergo it is not the same, no. You missed my point. That's my fault, not your fault. I should have been clearer. I'm not saying any of those examples are "the same." They are all different in their own way. The point is to illustrate the murkiness. Each one could be wrong or right depending...
by ggeezz
Thu May 29, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA
Replies: 44
Views: 11400

Re: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA

So when I sang that song, I certainly didn't intend it to be racist. But was it? Yes, it was. Technically, the song was racist, but "you singing the song" was not racist. It was, however, still offensive. Part of the definition of racism is to "consider different races to be ranked a...
by ggeezz
Thu May 29, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA
Replies: 44
Views: 11400

Re: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA

But that doesn't mean--and this is my opinion--it's fine to say "I'm sorry if my opinions cause you offense but they are my opinions," move on with life, and pretend nothing happened. If two people have differing worldviews (suppose one person thinks unshod feet are offensive and another ...
by ggeezz
Wed May 28, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA
Replies: 44
Views: 11400

Re: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA

That doesn't change the fact that even well-intentioned sexism can and does harm women. And, with all due respect, it is up to the individual--when told that his or her actions or statements are not only offensive but potentially harmful--to review them, LEARN and understand the current views, and ...
by ggeezz
Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 91942

Re: Penumbra Submissions

Ok, this Penumbra Submissions thing seems to always be active, but I've never paid any attention to it. Finally I decided to see why you all seem to like it so much. They always have a theme, the word limit is small and you have a decent chance of getting feedback. So it's like a quick challenge? Is...
by ggeezz
Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Harlan Ellison -- Pay the Writer
Replies: 4
Views: 1585

Re: Harlan Ellison -- Pay the Writer

Bah. Those scabs, I mean amateurs, are making it hard for the union, I mean professionals, to make a living. There's a market for creative content just like there's a market for everything else. If you offer the "premium" product for a higher price, you have to compete with the "amate...
by ggeezz
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Third Way Publishing
Replies: 41
Views: 10627

Re: Third Way Publishing

So you edit a book and then someone else will edit yours? Is there a credit system or some such?
by ggeezz
Tue May 28, 2013 5:18 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Tobias Buckell: Surivorship Bias
Replies: 8
Views: 2602

Re: Tobias Buckell: Surivorship Bias

There's certainly a survivorship bias in people's analysis. And it's worse than what Tobias details. The results he posts are for works rather than authors. Authors who are successful have the opportunity to produce more works. Some authors will start a book (or many books) and never publish. Howeve...
by ggeezz
Mon May 20, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Smashwords Survey from Mark Coker
Replies: 4
Views: 1923

Re: Smashwords Survey from Mark Coker

A statistician he is not. The average number of words in a sales rank band is not a particularly useful metric. He should have put books in bands by word count (ex, <20k, 20-40, 40-60, 60-100, etc.) Particularly for the top 100, we don't know if a few large titles are distorting the average, nor how...
by ggeezz
Wed May 08, 2013 5:10 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: An Indie Blueprint
Replies: 3
Views: 1742

Re: An Indie Blueprint

Thanks for posting that. He was very thorough and frank.
by ggeezz
Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:44 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Gathered WotF specific links
Replies: 8
Views: 4511

Re: Gathered WotF specific links

The link to Jordan Lapp's page o' links no longer works.

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