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A warning for this?

   Thread Started September 24 at 4:40PM

Yesterday, we received a review of our joint sestina where the reviewer gave us a three, saying we needed a warning for a child falling down the stairs.

First of all, no child fell down the stairs (did he even read it?).

Second, if it had been in the poem, a warning still wasn't called for. That's as ludicrous as putting a warning on Humpty Dumpty.



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RE: A warning for this?

Reply on September 25, 2017 12:53 AM
Yes, indeed. You also need one for squeezing spots; for rubbing sleep out of your eyes; oh and don't forget for cooking is cooking meat as that is animal cruelty; for mowing the lawn (plants have feelings too); for saying 'Gosh' or 'Piffle'; and of course if any part of one's anatomy even considers brushing against another, especially handshakes...

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RE: A warning for this?
Reply on September 25, 2017 12:15 PM
any time you put a warning on your writing, you are going to lose a certain number of readers. Ignore reviewers who tell you you need a warning unless they have a point. You know whether your poem or story contains violence, explicit sex, or extremely foul language. When you think you need a warning, use one.otherwise, just say thanks to the reviewer..

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RE: A warning for this?
Reply on September 25, 2017 01:18 PM

Uh oh, Jack & Jill didn't have a warning. I read it in my
childhood. Is that why I turned out like I did? Oh no! The
dish & the spoon are chasing me. HELP! Call the ASPCA. The
farmer's wife just cut off the tails of the 3 blind mice--without
warning I read that. Now I'm traumatized for life.




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RE: A warning for this?
Reply on September 25, 2017 01:23 PM
Giraffman and Jan, you're both so funny. And absolutely right!

I'm appalled by some of the things that get by, and then have someone say I needed a warning for violence that didn't exist???? Ridiculous.

Thanks for the support. 8-)

   

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