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Old 07-13-2012, 07:26 AM   #1
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Bad writer behaviour

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Old 07-13-2012, 07:30 AM   #2
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That article doesn't seem very professionally written. I wouldn't use vulgar language like that in any piece of professional work.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:14 AM   #3
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Oh, I don't know, Harlan seems to have made a career of it.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:05 PM   #4
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That article doesn't seem very professionally written. I wouldn't use vulgar language like that in any piece of professional work.
You'd best not read my blog then
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:26 PM   #5
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It's a Harlan Ellison article? Thanks for the warning.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:48 PM   #6
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Well, it's a blog, so the rules are a bit different. And he is talking to an audience that has been exposed to vulgarity much more than an older generation. I thought it was funny, but also had the reaction of, "Got anything new?" Most advice to new authors covers it in different ways.
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