.Well, here I am in Mattapoisett, on the shores of beautiful Buzzard's Bay, and though it took me forever to get online, I've made it in time to keep faith with the Monday posting -- just.
Readercon was fun, as always, and many people told me that this or that thing I'd said on a panel was particularly memorable. But (imho) the single best thing I said all weekend was on the Pointless Revisions panel, when Jim Kelly related how he'd gotten a bajillion letters after he'd written a story in which a character flicked off the safety on a revolver. (If you're not shaking your head in scorn and pity right now, consult your nearest gun owner.)
Here's what, keeping in mind that horse owners are at least as offended as gun owners by elementary errors in their field of expertise, I said:
"My best advice to writers is to never write about guns or horses, unless you've actually shot a horse yourself."
As always . . .
The Poem du Jour has been updated. Haven't you always wanted to have your skull made into a drinking cup?