Thursday, December 08, 2005

Cussing

Captain's Log, Stardate 12.08.2005

Terry Whalin
brought up an interesting discussion topic on his blog today. I've read lots of discussions on email loops with authors lamenting the fact the CBA doesn't allow cussing, despite the fact it's "realistic."

Well, yeah, it's realistic. But I've also heard all the stupid reasons people return books to bookstores. You wouldn't believe what offends some people, and even worse, how some bookstores react to their griping.

It's the publishers who have to deal with all this negative feedback. And if it saves them some headache to omit a few words from a book, why not?

Terry discusses this with more eloquence than I. He's also an industry professional and knows what he's talking about.

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