I'm contributing a cut scene from Valour and Vanity to the anthology. Interestingly, it was cut because many of my beta-readers saw one of my characters struggle with depression as "whiney."
a) brush one’s teeth to remove the fishy flavour? b) eat a Thin Mint?
Of course, we may want to just sit on our hands for a few minutes and think before we poke…
Enough thinking. Let’s talk about talking about things. As 21st-century writers, we often spend time writing the things we think on assorted topics. We might blog these things, tweet them, or post comments to other people’s blogs. And before we do those things, we should consider the consequences, and not just the possible fallout from what we’re saying — all the consequences.
This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t express our opinions, of course. This is just a reminder that choosing to express is also choosing a bunch of other stuff.
And on the outside chance you find yourself needing to apologize for something you’ve said, well, we also link to Scalzi’s Whatever regarding Apologies.
(And I feel like washing my hands and keyboard after finding some places by accident on the Internet.) ;)
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