Wednesday, May 21, 2008

update: business of writing

Nick Mamatas and I are discussing how editors should respond to abusive writers here. Since I'm thinking about it now: Writers should remember that when they submit stories, it's like knocking on strangers' doors and asking them to buy band candy: If one screams, "You damn kid get out of my yard!" you're entitled to grumble afterward, but if you yell, "You suck, you old fart!" you just look bad.

Especially if the stranger actually said, "I don't like milk chocolate. Come back if you have dark chocolate with almonds."

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