Buying Every Damned Crusie Book x4, that’s where.
“Hi. I’m Crusie.
I apologize for being unclear. This is what happens when you go for snark instead of direct communication.
I am against plagiarism. If Ms. Edwards has plagiarized as it certainly seems she has, then she should pay the price.
I think that the SBs should savagely review any novel they find wanting, including Ms. Edwards’.
I think that this site is one of the smartest sites on romance on the net.
I also think this site has made Cassie Edwards a scapegoat and a whipping boy, taking gleeful delight in pointing out how bad she is over and over and over again to the point where it’s close to harassment. The woman is a bad writer, we get it, we get it, so why did Candy give her friend one of Edwards’ books when she knows what outstandingly good books there are out there? Because it’s Cassie Edwards, and she’s so much fun to kick. The only thing I do not like about this site is the way Edwards is treated.
So when I saw another “Cassie Edwards, ohmygod” post, the fact that it was about plagiarism is not what annoyed me first, it was that it was another shot at Cassie Edwards, discovered because people were reading her to make fun of her again. She plagiarized, I hope she goes down for it. But she doesn’t deserve the constant humiliation this site heaps on her, nobody does.
I realize this will enrage SB fans. I realize this will make some people think even less of me than they already do and that opinion was pretty darn low to begin with. I’m good with that. Have a nice day.
Posted by Jenny Crusie on 01/07 at 04:40 PM “ Link-look in the comments
I’m bordering rabidgrrl fandom for that one.
And let me link to Selah and salute her, too, for putting on her teacher’s cap (so attractively askance) and breaking it down further.
“My other point? Clearly, Cassie Edwards — and Laurell K. Hamilton and a slew of other authors who are routinely excoriated online — have a large and devoted audience. What is the average book reviewer saying to THOSE people every time they not only diss a book or report on an event in the writing community – ALL of which is perfectly reasonable behavior — but savage the author to boot? Aren’t they saying, “hey, you’re too stupid to know a good book, AND the author with whom you may have a long-time literary relationship is pretty much a moron, too.” So when blogging reviewers (NOT necessarily the SBs) get all het up about authors allegedly bashing readers in these online dust-ups? Perhaps they should, for just a moment, consider the literally thousands of readers they routinely offend simply by being unnecessarily cruel to their favorite authors.”
And I’m buying more copies of her books, too.