I'm livid. A problem has cropped up on one of the few lists I'm on. A snobbery problem, if you will. An author has repeatedly bashed another author for writing "erotica." Author A (the opinionated, small-minded witch) took Author B (the erotica writer) to task in front of the whole list. E-mails were pushed back and forth on the list. The Moderator (God Bless Her) has put out three warnings now. The final one was tonight.
I could not BELIEVE the audacity of Author A. She said that "erotica" is not art. It's nowhere near the class of literature she supposedly writes. "Erotica" is porn. She claims that authors can use whatever euphemism they want. She was denigrating an entire sub-genre. I don't write erotica, but I refuse to treat another author with such disrespect.
I read the e-mails back and forth, but when she posted an e-mail this evening telling this Author B that her efforts were trash, I was done. I fired off an e-mail to her (off-list) explaining that people like her have no place in the writing industry. She is small-minded, petty, and vicious. I let her have it with both barrels. And then I blocked her e-mail. LMAO
Tolerance, people. Tolerance.
3 months ago