It’s my Mad Genius Club day tomorrow, and I’ve just finished writing the post and setting it up to go live early tomorrow morning. My snarkometer went a bit wild, so yes, there will be snark tomorrow, starting at 7 am.
For an idea of the goodness (or snarkiness, really) to come, here’s the start of the post:
Since thereâ€™s been an awful lot of discussion around the interwebs on ethics, and whether itâ€™s moral to accept the money of someone you despise (my opinion is â€œfuck yes, if you want something Iâ€™ve written enough to pay me for it, Iâ€™ll take the cashâ€) I figured it was worth me putting together a short guide for those who wish to ensure that they never need to taint their virtue by accepting money from me, specifically for those who write fiction.
- Place message first. Iâ€™ll cheerfully read something with interesting characters and a decent plot even if itâ€™s got a message I think stinks, but if your masterwork is a thinly disguised treatise on whatever your message is, then even if I agree with you, I wonâ€™t buy it.