Why Books as Children is Just Plain Creepy
From a random author interview:
“My books are my children. I love them all, and could never pick a favorite.”
Same author, different interview:
“Oh yes, I trunked several of my children back when I was starting out.”
The author at a booksigning:
“Psst. Hey, you. Want to buy one of my kids? Take two, the older one and the newborn!”
The bookstore staff three months later:
“Time to clear some shelf space for the new arrivals. Get out there and start stripping children.”
The library, where anyone can– On second thought, I should probably stop. I think we all get the idea.
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June 1, 2009 @ 9:11 am
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June 1, 2009 @ 10:14 am
And then there’s the gutting of unpublished stories for material in the WIP. Not sure I’d want to make an analogy of that practices. Or of what plagiarism might mean.
Jim C. Hines
June 1, 2009 @ 10:17 am
So is posting snippets of the work-in-progress the same as showing everyone your latest ultrasound pics?