Once again, Scalzi justifies his position in my list of favorite authors. This post made me laugh. Check it out!
I intend to try and follow up on this particular writing prompt:
“One night, in a dark and depressing cantina on the shady side of Coruscant, you meet up with a man who claims to be the Marksman Instructor at the Stormtrooper Academy. Share with us his drunken lament.”
Life has exploded lately. Haven’t been able to post or write much, this is just the kind of silly thing to get the juices flowing again.
I want to share a disturbing post from John Scalzi’s blog here. Please read and spread the word.
Writer Beware is a great site and has saved me from a few possibly disasterous decisions in the past, the idea that these lowlifes want to try and “muddy the waters” so they can continue to scam hopeful writers bothers me to no end. If you are a writer trying to sell and you’ve received offers that sound too good to be true, that’s the site to check out first.
We see this sort of thing everywhere now and in all walks of life. We see it in politics, we see it in education (evolution debate anyone?) and in science (global warming?).
Stay informed, avoid “truthiness”, stick to the facts, learn and apply critical thinking and check the source. Seems to me Victoria Strauss and Ann Crispin have the credentials, the background and the honest track record that’s earned this writer-wannabe’s trust.
“The Write Agenda”? It seems very commited to innuendo, gossip and half truths and targets the people who provide decent information to help writers avoid the predators. That all adds up to deep shade to me.