Thursday, June 30, 2005

The Writing Propaganda Machine

This is a business that's so brutal and competitive than cults evolve to create their own worlds outside of mainstream writing. I'm about to give up on writing commentary about publishing and concentrate on getting decently published. To hell with all of the PA, POD vanity press discussion: They're all worthless so why even talk with people so duped thery can't tell the difference? I'm done with it. The warnings are out and anyone who does it now deserves what they get. I've been pounded by vanity trolls and hell, even legitimate writers and reviewers like Paul Guyot (screen--TV) and David Montgomery ( freelance crime reviewer). Like fanfiction writers, whoare nothing more than ignorant plagiarists, vanity press authors are a cult.

The fact of the matter is they're also irrelevant. I'm out of it and on to the real business of journalism and science. It's just a negative drain for people who don't deserve any effort expended on their behalf. For those who insulted me, "Screw you and the goats you rode in on." This Bud's for me. Cheers.

Update: Whenever I leave a site after a long heated battle with vanity shills, trolls, regulars intent on personal insults over my views on publishing, it's standard proceddure to check to see what folks are saying. This thread at Lee Goldberg's takes the cake. I respect Lee but Christ even his friends are insulting trolls. It's like grade school all over again. No thanks.


Blogger The Late Mitchell Warren said...

Some are in it for the money, some for the ego, and some for no apparent reason except for kicks.

I guess I would fall into the second category, it's all about ego for me. Money is not all-important, but self-respect is everything. And self-respect is what a vanity press author will seek and then fail to receive. At that point, most likely his ego will push him to pursue traditional publication. If not, then he's writing just for kicks, just for the joy of telling a story, and so it won't matter if PA publishes the book or if it just stays in .RTF format on his harddrive.

But I must confess, my ego won't let me remain stagnant, just to celebrate with friends and family. Especially, will my ego not let me pout and criticize those who tell the truth about the dead-ends of POD publishing.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Well said Mitchell. It's human nature to want to be successful at something that takes so much time to produce. it's definately ego and respect over money. If you get one the other will follow.

7:43 AM  
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10:06 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Trolls have no home you fool. You are the weakest link. Goodbye.

12:15 PM  

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