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mchicken is dejected.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:32 am    Post subject: Widows Reply with quote

Why are widows often thrust into positions to make decisions they're not competent to make?

While looking at fantasy books I saw that some guy was picked by Robert Jordan's widow to finish his Wheel of Time series. Because she liked the guy's first fantasy book. What? How about someone who knows what they're doing could pick the guy..

And there's giving them House seats. Should the first lady be second in line for the Presidency, too?

If Herbert's widow was in any way involved in picking Kevin J. Anderson or her no-talent son to finish the Dune books, do you think Frank will slap her for that in Heaven, if she even makes it that far after what would be a Judas-like betrayal? She may end up beside Judas in Satan's mouth suffering for eternity. At least with Jordan's widow it wouldn't matter if a pig was hired to write the conclusion because his books were crappy.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The widows own the estates, IP, and licenses.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaster wrote:
The widows own the estates, IP, and licenses.


I understand that, but why do they have to murder their husbands' memories? Why would they think they were qualified to pick an author for any purpose other than to sleep with? Do they ever just marry some other author and let him continue her first husbands' work, and if so, how weird is that?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And it happens again.

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On the morning of 28 July 2006, four days before his 58th birthday, Gemmell's wife Stella discovered him slumped over his computer, the author having died of coronary artery disease.

At the time of his death, Gemmell was writing the final novel in an alternate-history trilogy based upon the legend of the siege of Troy, having completed 70,000 words. Only hours after his death, Gemmell's wife Stella resolved to complete the second half of the novel based upon his chapter plan and notes, contacting Gemmell's publisher two weeks after his funeral in order to make the offer. As a former junior reporter, aspiring novellist and subeditor, and having been involved in Gemmell's writing process for a number of years, Stella Gemmell felt she was "the only one who could do it." Preparing for the task, she reread her husband's previous work, deconstructing the battle scenes in order to build her own. Troy: Fall of Kings was published in 2007 under the joint authorship of David and Stella Gemmell.


I like how every one of her skills is qualified with at least one negative adjective...aspiring, sub-, former, junior...Yeah, she definitely was the only one who could finish his book.

I think she killed him and took over just so she could be known as an actual author and not an aspiring one.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm starting a writing project with my girlfriend. She better watch out when it is time for me to make a jump into writing a complete book, I guess.
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