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Protected: Victoria Strauss . . . New Info (T.W.A.N.G. ONLY)

In Uncategorized on June 21, 2013 at 3:06 am

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Protected: Jim Hines (T.W.A.N.G. ONLY)

In Uncategorized on June 21, 2013 at 3:03 am

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Protected: New P.N. Elrod Information . . . T.W.A.N.G ONLY . . . You will love this!

In Uncategorized on June 14, 2013 at 10:31 pm

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In this Torah portion, in Honor of Miriam the Prophetess

In Uncategorized on June 14, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Miriam: Tambourines of Rebellion

The other meaning of Miriam’s name is “rebellion” (from the root meri).

According to the Midrash, Miriam was called Puah due to another episode. “She revealed her face brazenly (from the root hofiya) against Pharaoh pronouncing, ‘Woe to this man, when G-d avenges him!’

Miriam valiantly stood up to the mightiest ruler on earth, audaciously rebuking him for his cruelty to her people. This was Miriam, the mother of rebellion. Rebelling against the status quo, fighting against apathy and cruelty.

This was the strength of Miriam. A feminine strength born out from bitterness; a faith sewed amidst despair. This was the strength of the women who left Egypt, equipped with tambourines and dances of joy and faith. And this is the strength of all women.

Bring it on SFWA & Writer Beware . . . Miriam Silverstein has spoken!

References

http://www.chabad.org/parshah/article_cdo/aid/248870/jewish/Miriam-Tambourines-of-Rebellion.htm

The Kirkus Star Cost: $425 – $575 . . . We should all be proud of Author, Victoria Strauss

In Passion Blew, PASSION BLEW II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Passion Blue, Uncategorized, Victoria Strauss, Writer Beware, Writer Beware & Others on June 6, 2013 at 3:03 am

Paid for reviews?? Is Victoria Strauss a complete hypocrite? You can pay for a review and get you own Kirkus Star here! Yeh, it’s a “best seller.”

Passion Blew! A book currently ranked at 1,191,540 on Amazon. Seriously?

http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/1482095157

Passion Blew II (Passion Blew II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin . Writer Beware & Others)

http://www.amazon.com/Passion-Blew-II-Victoria-ebook/dp/B00BHEE0R2

PASSION BLUE at the Amazon Children’s Publishing booth at BEA 2013, wearing its Kirkus star.
Photo: Hey Victoria Strauss don't think we left you or PASSION BLUE out!!

Kirkus Reviews: Is it worth the money?

Amazon Rankings

Rank Copies Sold/day
1 3000
10 650
100 100
1000 13
10,000 2.2 (11 copies every 5 days)
100,000 0.2 (1 copy every 5 days)
1,000,000 0.006 (3 copies every 500 days)
2,000,000 0.0001 (1 copy every 1000 days)

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The Write Agenda will be releasing a sequel to Passion Blew!: Scamming the John Steinbeck Estate: The Case Against Attorney Charles E. Petit The Former Attorney for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America and Passion Blew II: The Case Against Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin, Writer Beware & Others  . . . it will be titledKolorsong; to be released during 2013.

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REFERENCE

http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2013/07/writer-beware-blog-on-brief-temporary.html

 

ALERT: John Steinbeck Family Defrauded by Writer Beware™ & SFWA Attorney: The 2007 Scam that Writer Beware™ Didn’t Report . . . Why?

Posted 10/24/11: American Book Publishing: No Case, No Criminal Contact & No Legal Action Taken

 PROPAGANDA ALERTAmerican Book Publishing “Investigation” Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Claims

Victoria Strauss Reaches 666 Facebook Fans: The Satanic Association is Worth Noting

Victoria Strauss Critical of Indie Authors Successes: The Voice of Envy

Christian Story Teller Asks: “Victoria Strauss, what is she doing to her reputation?”

Victoria Strauss Drops F-Bomb . . . Again: The F****** Lack of Class Continues

Bauer vs. Glatzer et. al. – Summary of Allegations Against the Named Defendants

The Price of Loyalty to Crispin, Macdonald & Strauss: Participating in Propaganda Leads to Low Amazon Sales Rankings

21 Reasons to Not Trust Victoria Strauss

Ann Crispin: “The Write Agenda . . . It’s a Hate Site . . . ” Weinerdogs Convey Their Vileness to Recent Walt Disney Inquiry

Victoria Strauss Drops F-Bomb, Ann “A.C.”Crispin Thinks it’s OK: How Publishing Watchdogs Demonstrate Their Arrogance and Supremacy for Standards

Victoria Strauss: The Anthony Weiner Scandal is a BS Story; Weinerdog Still Shows no Compunction for the Truth

The Video: Amherst Nights: An Animated Interview with Victoria Strauss

Victoria Strauss Goes from “Watchdog” to “Weinerdog” – How the Selective Use of Research Material Can Damage Your Reputation: Victoria Strauss Cites another Police Investigation Regarding a Publisher . . . This Time it’s Correct and TRUE!

American Book Publishing “Investigation” Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Claims

A Note to New Authors . . . is Victoria Strauss Lying?

Victoria Strauss, Throwing Stones from a Glass House?

Letter to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Victoria Strauss, Running From Demons . . .

Victoria Strauss Continues to Evade Questions Regarding “Investigation”

Pressure on Victoria Strauss to Address “Investigation” Continues

Searching the “Elsewheres” – The Strauss Paradox: How the Validation of the Author has Changed

UPDATED: April 4, 2011 – Boycott & Petition, Victoria Strauss’ Books: Request to Reveal Evidence of “Investigation”

What was Victoria’s Motivation? Missing Pieces to the Puzzle

Victoria Strauss Titles, Current & Lifetime Amazon Sales Rankings

Update – April 21, 2011: Victoria Strauss Claims Amazon Rankings Are Not A Reliable Sales Indicator

Updated, April 21, 2011 – American Book Publishing, “Police Investigation” Victoria Strauss Fairy Tale?

COMING SOON: American Book Publishing, Was There a “Police Investigation” or is this a Victoria Strauss Fairy Tale?

Writer Beware: Who’s not minding the forum? Boobs, Bras & Panties?

Analysis of the 2013 SFWA Presidential Election & Voting Patterns Coming Soon!

In Uncategorized on June 6, 2013 at 2:42 am

SFWA’s Scalzi . . . More Shit Left Behind on His Exit: Editor of SFWA Bulletin Resigns

In Uncategorized on June 6, 2013 at 12:58 am

Editor of SFWA Bulletin Resigns

http://www.sfwa.org/2013/06/editor-of-sfwa-bulletin-resigns/

 

Note: Why are the comments “closed”? . . . Ponder that non=Kool-Aid drinking minions.

SFWA: The Reign of President Steven Gould has Begun.

In Uncategorized on June 5, 2013 at 11:21 pm

The new “face” of the SFWA . . .  can he live up to the legacy of John Scalzi? Pretty simple . . . just do nothing and be derelict in your duties.

This candidate for SFWA President approves of the current course of action, which is to loudly and publically denounce predatory publishing contracts, thereby warning authors about them. (His opponent disapproves.)

Gould

SFWA’s Scalzi Leaving a Pile of Shit for New SFWA President, Steven Gould

In 2013 SFWA Elections, 2013 SFWA Presidential Election, John Scalzi, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, SFWA, SFWA 2013 Elections, Steve Gould, Steven Gould on June 5, 2013 at 11:09 pm

“If you look closely, you’ll see she did not have editorial control; hence the content was passed on to the Publisher i.e. the President of SFWA, i.e John Scalzi who did not read the articles. I note however that the Bylaws don’t really indicate much about the Bulletin other than it’s a membership benefit and it should list new members.  Which is why I’ve said that they need to stop treating the Bulletin like a fanzine that no one reads. It needs to be taken seriously. The Editor needs to have the ability to accept or reject, and there needs to be some sort of approval mechanism so that the Board can support the editor and be aware of issues before they become public. A modicum of oversight would have prevented the idiocies of the last three bulletins from ever appearing in print.”

“Since his presidency ends at midnight tonight, I’m underwhelmed.  He could have hired a competent editor, he could have invited other members besides Resnick and Malzberg to contribute to the column, he could have done all manner of things to end a problem that is more than a year old. The SF Bulletin is not a fanzine, though it’s been edited like it is. Instead, Resnick and Malzberg have a platform to sneer at their fellow members, especially the women. Never mind the weirdness of a print only glossy magazine that’s mailed to members of an SF professional organization.”

“I started to write Scalzi a letter, but it pretty much boiled down to “God damn it, SFWA! Stop it!” They do a lot of good. A lot of good. But then this kind of crap comes up. They need to stop giving an official platform to sexist bullshit. Those folks can blog about it in their journals if they want. It has no place in an official publication.”

“My membership expired a few months ago and I’ve been planning to renew. Now, I’m not so sure. I’m going to be attending WorldCon in San Antonio in August. I’ll be interested to see how this issue plays out there, in a wider forum. I have met a number of male SF writers who don’t use “lady” as a negative term. It’s more a term of respect than “female” or “woman.” Why not just “author?” I’d imagine it came from a time when there weren’t many women writers in the SF/F field. That’s changed. Especially if you count Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, Dystopian and other sub-genres (and keep in mind that there are any number of purists who don’t think those genres should even qualify for SFWA membership!) Will I renew my membership? I’m frankly torn. I was SOOOO proud (!!) to get the qualifications to become a member. (And yes, it wasn’t a slam dunk to qualify a decade ago with a paranormal romance. Thankfully, it was pubbed by Tor—a longstanding member.) Am I still proud to be a member? Yes, some days, when Victoria is saving another aspiring author with the Writer Beware site. Yes, on days when volunteer task forces are working hard to help authors find money due them, by auditing royalty statements for free. And on days when I realize what amazing people are members. But today isn’t one of those days. Today I’m sad…”

“Whoops. I stopped reading most of the contents of the Bulletins a while ago, which in retrospect was an error. I remember the notorious issue #200 of a few months back. When it arrived I looked at its cover of a busty barely clad heavily made-up chick with every muscle clenched standing over a dead frost giant in snow covered mountains, rolled my eyes, and tossed it in the magazine basket. It struck me at the time as a throwback cover to celebrate a 200th issue, definitely catering to the boys’ club aspects of fsf. I didn’t read the contents and was unaware until recently of Resnick and Malzberg’s jaw-dropping comments on “lady” authors and editors. I pulled that issue out again when issue #202 arrived this week with a big plea for reason from Jim C. Hines in it. Hines is one of my heroes, so I read his column which seemed a clear, reasonable laying out of the necessity for sensible open discussion of sexism and gender. As for the rest of it, I am dismayed.”

“This makes me very sad, as I (naively it seemed) thought that spec fic writers were forward thinking and that the field had become increasingly welcoming to and accepting of female authors in recent years. I am also ineligible for membership, but always assumed that if I ever made the requisite pro sales, I’d join in a heartbeat, both for the benefits of membership and for the chance to associate with some of my favorite writers. The argument that expecting a certain level of maturity and respect in a professional publication’s discourse amounts to censorship is specious at best. First of all, a professional organization has the right to establish guidelines and standards for its own publications and forums and editorials. Second of all, when you use your right to free speech, you donot waive your right to be criticized for what you say. Free speech cuts both ways, and if you say something that makes you sound like you’re the worst kind of drunken 18 year old college freshman, someone else is entitled to use their right to free speech to say so. Criticism is not censorship, nor is someone commenting that people who say things that are bigoted should perhaps consider the effects their words have on others and that the owner of said publication should consider whether or not providing a platform for such views is making the right impression and creating the environment they want to within their organization.”

REFERENCES

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=271144&page=2

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The latest controversy regarding the SFWA: Scalzi & the Dereliction of Presidential Duties

In 2013 SFWA Elections, 2013 SFWA Presidential Election, Jim C. Hines, John Scalzi, Mystery Writers of America, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, SFWA 2013 Elections, Steve Gould, Steven Gould, Writers on June 5, 2013 at 9:21 pm

“Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it.”

Shel Silverstein

Links:

Presidential (Scalzi) Statement on the SFWA Bulletin

Seriously Fascist Women’s Association (SFWA) – Theodore Beale

SFWA burns a witch – Theodore Beale

References:

http://www.sfwa.org/2013/06/presidential-statement-on-the-sfwa-bulletin/

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2013/06/seriously-fascist-womens-association.html

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2013/06/sfwa-burns-witch.html

 

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