We want to do a Scrivener show — we really do — but what a Valentine’s Day week we had. It was a week of politics and heated discussions on Facebook that ended up inspiring this week’s episode topic. With special guest Lisa-Anne Moore, authors take a look at those soapboxes we all have in a corner and ask the tough question — when do we as authors (of any standing in a career) voice our opinions, and when do we walk away from heated debates?
00:00 — Introduction
Pip is trying to sing the lyrics to our theme song. One problem….
Special guest via Skype — our
Skylanders pimp, Lisa-Anne Moore What have we accomplished since the last Shared Desk?
Lisa nears completion of the first draft of her novel.
Tee released for the Kindle (and only for the Kindle)
his first novella. Pip finishes
Mechanical Wings and is asked to give a nip-tuck on it which she did…in between her deep dives into Ancestry.com. A quick thank you here in the show notes to Logan Waterman for the
Big Bang Theory drop-in’s. 05:35 — Authors and Opinions: When to Sound Off and When to STFU
Why we brought Lisa on board this episode
What happened last week
Now that you know the background, here’s what happened to Pip…
…and here was Lisa’s reaction to what was going on in the news and in the State and Federal forums.
Lisa’s (heart-felt and honest) blogpost from Life in a Nutshell. (This is a raw and honest reaction to the Virginia bill, so be ready for this.) How did the ladies feel not about the issues, but in voicing opinions and emotions that might be “unpopular” (in a broad sense) with readers, agents, and publishers?
Tee draws a line in the sand on where authors damage their careers
Tee breaks the Prime Directive and drops a few names of authors that go deep in their non-writing rants
When should authors step up and when should they let the argument go?
And while authors face the issues, the cats make their own opinions know. (Tee recommends
Bissell.) When Tee made the “delete a comment” call…all very personal.
Can one comment or a single blogpost completely destroy a carrer or reputation?
Beware the Perfect Storm of
PIP RAGE!!! Tee, Pip, and Lisa talk about the authors whose politics and philosophies affect their works.
The three go deeper into the topic…
When authors (and other artists) use their notoriety to push an agenda
When artists and commentators use their notoriety to step into a different arena
The big questions authors should ask before taking a stand on current events
48:45 — The Wrap-Up
Pip comes up with a
GREAT description of our special guest… Places where we are going to be this year:
Lisa-Anne’s Tuesday Special — The Fox Mill Writing Group at the
Fox Mill’s Starbucks
A writing group of 14 where we pwn a Starbucks in Herndon
Some spontaneous comedy from the FMWG
Join us on Tuesday mornings between 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Where to find all three of us online…
…and Tee nails the Creative Commons tag! (He celebrates by cleaning up cat pee.)
Episode #012: When to Speak Out and When to STFU [ 55:47 ] Play Now
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