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With the odd disappearance of her parents, Gussie Gibson has lived her entire life with her granny on a peaceful pecan orchard, owned by the meanest man in all of Georgia—Mr. J.P. Combs. Granny teaches Gussie many valuable life lessons as a black woman growing up in the still-segregated south. Mr. Combs is an evil underhanded banker who takes liberties beyond his privilege. When Granny dies, Combs informs Gussie she owes him back rent—but he wants much more than money for payment—and more than Gussie can live with.
After defending herself against his sexual advances, Gussie flees to escape certain vigilante justice when she meets a charming, handsome stranger, Sam Johnson, who is just returning from World War II.
Gussie and Sam’s friendship is short-lived when Mr. Combs hunts her down and drags her back to Green Ridge, driven by his craving for revenge and a grudge too deep to comprehend. Gussie fights to return to Sam and his lo...

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Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« on: April 20, 2017, 08:07:00 AM »
Let's have a little fun on this overcast Thursday (overcast here in Iowa, anyway). We can make fun of ourselves a little, right? I'd like to invite you to pose a question to the forum, even though you already have a strong opinion, and then fiercely debate, fight, even, whenever anyone responds. Go on, bait me. I dare you to try. I'll kick things off with a whopper:

So which is better, you guys? KU or wide?

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*Intentional fighting only. This is not a serious thread. Please leave your butt-hurt behind when you exit.

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 08:17:55 AM »
Hah! This is bound to go horribly wrong as genuine feelings get hurt, but I'll muckle briefly, and stick to the spirit of light-heartedness.

Is Romance the easiest genre to write?

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 08:22:13 AM »
Are all authors from Iowa a bit corny?  :P

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 08:39:57 AM »
Hah! This is bound to go horribly wrong as genuine feelings get hurt, but I'll muckle briefly, and stick to the spirit of light-heartedness.

Is Romance the easiest genre to write?

No genuine feelings allowed, Evenstar! I'll see your romance jab and raise you another: romance writers are nothing more than a bunch of Hallmark-card writers who don't know how to trim the fat. *MIC DROP*

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 08:50:09 AM »
Are all authors from Iowa a bit corny?  :P

FALSE, sir! Iowa is "a shimmering, glowing star in the writing firmament." Do the words Iowa Writers' Workshop and Robert Frost mean NOTHING to you cretins??

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 08:58:21 AM »
Robert Frost is anathema to soy beans. ;)

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2017, 09:25:40 AM »
The first rule of the Writer's Cafe Fight Club is that no one writes about the Writer's Cafe Fight Club

 :P*hey, someone had to say it, right?* :P

Sparkly vampires suck  8)
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 09:29:34 AM »
Robert Frost is anathema to soy beans. ;)

SICK BURN!

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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2017, 09:30:04 AM »
Sparkly vampires suck 

All vampires suck. It's in the job description.
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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2017, 09:35:57 AM »
Is Romance the easiest to design a cover for?  Bare-chested man, title, author . . . Done.

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2017, 09:42:57 AM »
Are people who refuse to use the Oxford comma really unwashed heathens with the IQ of a carrot?

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2017, 09:44:55 AM »


So which is better, you guys? KU or wide?



My impression from reading here and elsewhere is, launch a new book in KU and after 90 days go wide with it.


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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2017, 09:45:50 AM »
Are people who refuse to use the Oxford comma really unwashed heathens with the IQ of a carrot?

Yes! Anyone who fails to use the Oxford comma is a fraud, a cheat and a swindler!

SELF-REFERENTIAL BURN FTW

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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2017, 09:48:03 AM »
My impression from reading here and elsewhere is, launch a new book in KU and after 90 days go wide with it.

SAD! You're wrong! Think outside the box. You need to launch WIDE for 90 days, then drop that puppy into KU. There is no spoon.

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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2017, 09:48:38 AM »
Are people who refuse to use the Oxford comma really unwashed heathens with the IQ of a carrot?

I can up the ante on that . . .  Are proponents of the Oxford comma easily confused and have low reading comprehension skills?

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2017, 09:51:02 AM »
Yes! Anyone who fails to use the Oxford comma is a fraud, a cheat and a swindler!

SELF-REFERENTIAL BURN FTW
What is an Oxford comma? Why is it different to any other comma?


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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2017, 09:51:59 AM »
All vampires suck. It's in the job description.

Yes, and they're SPARKLY! It's like a two-fer! You know what else sucks? Commas, Oxford or otherwise, they contaminate my writing. And while we're on the matter of suckage, Sci Fi writers suck because they can't get over that Its. Just. Never. Going. To. Happen.

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2017, 09:52:42 AM »
KU must be better because authors who have gone wide tend to have higher cholesterol, higher rates of diabetes and heart disease and get charged for two seats when they fly on a plane.

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Re: Writer's Cafe Fight Club (not for serious fights)
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2017, 09:55:05 AM »
And while we're on the matter of suckage, Sci Fi writers suck because they can't get over that Its. Just. Never. Going. To. Happen.

Quite right.  We will never ever come to a time when everyone is walking around with communication devices small enough to fit in their pockets.  That's just crazy nonsense.

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« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2017, 10:02:51 AM »
And while we're on the matter of suckage, Sci Fi writers suck because they can't get over that Its. Just. Never. Going. To. Happen.

Spoilsport! I'm gonna have to kill you in my next book. Choose your manner of death... :D

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« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2017, 10:09:58 AM »
KU must be better because authors who have gone wide tend to have higher cholesterol, higher rates of diabetes and heart disease and get charged for two seats when they fly on a plane.

DYING.  :P :P :P

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« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2017, 10:11:48 AM »
What is an Oxford comma? Why is it different to any other comma?

Apparently, it's much better educated and more refined than a Cambridge comma


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« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2017, 10:13:13 AM »
What is an Oxford comma? Why is it different to any other comma?

All other commas you read while sitting up, but the Oxford comma you read while reclining ;)

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« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2017, 10:17:14 AM »
What is an Oxford comma? Why is it different to any other comma?

While reading all other commas we eat bread or matza, but while reading the Oxford comma we eat only matza.

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« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2017, 10:17:54 AM »
Are editors really necessary?