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by Lin
Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 272273

Re: Five Minute Rant

I wrote a reply on the Blog thread to Bob's blog article on the Bechdel Test. Then I thought my reply sounded like a rant, so I moved it here. As a prescriptive test to detect one form of discrimination the Bechdel Test cannot stand alone as an analytical tool. It does not pretend to detect any oth...
by Lin
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Am I doing submissions backwards?
Replies: 20
Views: 6856

Re: Am I doing submissions backwards?

Here's a question then. What if you're not writing pro-level stories, but don't realize it? Wouldn't easy acceptance at most token and semi-pro markets be a solid indicator? Further, if you're a decent writer, but not quite there, aren't you far more likely to get constructive feedback from a lower...
by Lin
Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Wisdom Crieth Without
Replies: 6
Views: 2161

Wisdom Crieth Without

Does anyone have any experience with this semi-new publication, Wisdom Crieth Without? ( The pay is pretty good, but some of the submission guidelines are odd. For example, if a work contains "promiscuity" (whatever qualifies as that) the work is automati...
by Lin
Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: To critique or not to critique: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Replies: 6
Views: 3444

Re: To critique or not to critique: Kristine Kathryn Rusch

She's got a really interesting perspective, although I'm not sure I'd agree with all of it. There certainly needs to be more business knowledge in workshops, especially for people who want to make a career out of this. But I think in-depth critiques have a place too. Hearing something like, "I ...

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