Shining a bright light into the dark corners of the shadow-world of literary scams, schemes, and pitfalls. Also providing advice for writers, industry news, and commentary. Writer Beware® is sponsored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.


Writer Beware® actively monitors comments on this blog. If you make a comment, we will see it, even if it's on a post from 2005, when we first started blogging.

However, because we want to foster discussion and acknowledge alternative viewpoints, we have a very liberal comments policy, and don't do much moderating. Anyone is welcome to comment, including people who vehemently disagree with us. We delete comments ONLY in the following, extremely limited, circumstances:

- If they're personal insults, either of us or of other commenters.

- If they're libelous.

- If they're spam.

- If they're obvious self-promotion. If someone told you that leaving a link to your book in blog comments was a good marketing strategy, you probably shouldn't be taking their advice about other things, either.

- If they are diatribes from any of our regular stalkers (you know who you are).

Because of the problem of comments spam, we have a delay set on comments on posts older than 30 days--so if you comment on an older post, it may take a day or two for your comment to appear.

Note that if you try to make two comments in a row, Blogger may interpret the second one as spam. We do check our spam folder regularly, though, so we will discover and release it.
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