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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Jennifer Crusie Said...

Ms. Crusie weighed in on the Anne Stuart post on November 3 at Miss Snark. She starts off by saying she's Ms. Stuart's friend and then makes clear her opinion on anonymous blogging and just what constitutes snark. I posted a comment requesting she stick up for me if anyone ever bashes me anonymously. Now that is a friend.

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Blogger CindyS said...

Okay, I had to go over and do a 'high five' post.

I've been pretty clear about anonymous posts - I don't bother with them anymore. When someone posts as an anonymous author all I can think is 'yeah, prove you're an author.' So I don't bother anymore.

As for an anonymous agent - yeah, I'm sooo believing you.

CindyS

12:36 AM PST  
Blogger Gabrielle said...

I am *so* behind this post! Apart from the fact that Anne/Krissie has always been such a strong advocate for writers, I hate the thought that we should go sit in the corner and behave like good girls. That's not to say that we should be raving banchees about it, either, but I wouldn't see a guy having to make that choice.

I hadn't really thought about the anonymity of Ms Snark before, but yeah, I've always had an issue with anonymous posts. Either I sign myname or I don't post, that's all there is to it.

8:05 AM PST  
Anonymous Maili said...

Sorry, but I rolled eyes at Crusie's post. Actually I rolled eyes at the whole 'Did you read what Anne said?' thing. Then again everyone has a right to taking a stance of righteousness at least once in their life, right?

Anonymity - it's a no-win situation, isn't it? If you say what you say under your 'real' name, you are likely to get slapped from here to wherever (MaryJanice Davidson is a good example or rather in this case, Anne Stuart). If you don't, you get slapped, anyway. :)

11:53 AM PST  
Blogger Rosie said...

Cindy, I read the AAR interview before Miss Snark picked it up and nothing seemed all that jarring to me. I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder.

Gabrielle, I commented over at Dear Author that I didn't mind Ms. Stuart's remarks but didn't know if my opinion was colored because I like her writing or not.

Maili, I sometimes think these things get blown way out of proportion. However, the anonymous posting seems to be a hot button with a lot of people. I'm curious enough to go check things out but mostly just sit back and watch.

5:21 PM PST  

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