In other words, the very nature of Absolute Write makes it next to impossible to ever be sure you are getting decent writing advice. I came to see it that on the whole the Absolute Write forums are an arena of juveniles acting out their fantasies and retaliatory urges on a continuing basis while honestly trying to give Absolute write forums other writer advice, and all the while watched over by people who are just mean spirited and unethical.
She can never escape the beating. She should never have made the mistake of trying to offer a simple explanation on that board or of assuming the hounds of Hussein would be reasonable. Lisa Spangenberg posted her credentials on the Writer Beware thread.
Please provide a link to the bad advice in your post. This thread is for posting concrete examples of actual bad advice given to writers on Absolute Write.
Are we led to believe that hundreds of amateur writers chattering on the Water Cooler banged enough keys to properly enable these success stories? The Stacia Kane books, btw, are ho-hum and even fans grow fatigued with the predictable story lines.
The overall situation at Absolute Write can be summed up best by a few of the writers who commented below and gave their time to help spread the warning to everyone: The site is far from conducive to learning how to write, as you soon find you must tiptoe around and make sure you grovel for the "mods", who all run the site with threats and intimidation.
Btw, we recommend trying out the Elrod bookbut steer clear of Strauss unless you like juvenile fantasy lacking imagination. First, the ugly and bad.
Several of the authors like Strauss and Elrod were editing and publishing independent of AW. She has a doctorate in English, helped write and publish tech manuals.
Why not grow and prosper at the expense of Hamilton and whoever else gets in their way? Big difference in cultures here.
The "sins" of the past, courtesy of the Dirty Bath Party, will never be forgotten.
The owners lead us to that conclusion in more than one way on the AW forums. On another thread, she jumped into a productive discussion and tongue lashed not only me, but every contributor! Though posters disagree a bit, all is well. They both have affiliations with the owners Spangenberg and Stone Sherman --Elrod advertises her editorial business on AW and Strauss advertises her novels in thousands of posts on Absolute Write Water Cooler.
The same old assumptions and logic leaps and half-truths and exaggerations step forth to force her into submission. None of this qualifies her to give advice to fiction writers and poets, or novel writers, but this is what she does.
Btw, we are going to compare writer forums in this post. I tried to offer editorial guidance in the fiction forums there, but trying to be heard over the perpetual howl and drone issuing from dozens and dozens of amateur writers hurling "advice" at each other is completely impossibleWhy Flee Absolute Write for Other Writer Forums?
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