I'm sick of everyone who says something racist or sexist or behaves badly apologizing for it afterwards and then supposes that makes it all right. When did this start?
We've had Mel Gibson, Russell Crow, Hugh Grant twice, Don Imus and now Alec Baldwin. I know I'm leaving lots of people out. The thing is, I don't care about their apologies.
What I would care about is if writers who've written very bad books would apologize. But they wouldn't dream of it. And if they did it… Continue
Posted on April 29, 2007 at 4:19am — 2 Comments
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Writers apologizing for writing a bad book ... what an interesting idea. I think it's the publishers that ought to apologize. They know better. Often, the writer is unaware.
In reading a bit of your web blog, I must share my love for the short story. Lately, I find myself casting a flirting eye toward short stories and anthology submissions than to working on my novel. I wonder what the hell that means?? LOL.
It's been so long....
I learned better dialogue from you. What an inspiration your books have been. Thank you.
This is clearly a place to find inspiration and, for those of us who are readers, potential access to new authors - judging by the numbers here.
I will track down the book (anthology) that you mention when it appears and get hold of a copy.
I thank you for taking the time to reply to my comments/questions, time is a valuable commodity not much appreciated these days - but I do.
Publishing houses come and go, particularly if they are not mainstream conglomerates. Trusted old ones appear to suddenly drop off planet earth and with their demise go a number of terrific authors.
I am also aware that attitudes change - surprisingly, this happens/ed/ing in US. There are ever wider markets now, due to global community that we are all becoming/partaking in - and that means a wider audience.
I joined this site attempting to track down an old favourite, "disappeared" author, I was pleased to find not one, but two - I can maybe die happy now :-).
However, you should be aware, that while USA might appear to be "going backwards" - Europe is certainly going forwards in leaps and bounds - there is a market out there - even if it is on foreign soil.
I am sincerely hoping that your use of the word paralysed, isn't a physical reality.
The fact that you are not, currently writing, is sad. There are many authors, who write poor books, but few authors who write good ones - we can't afford to lose the good ones. I just wonder what would persuade you to go back to writing...
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