Writers Battle and The Indie Author Debate

Posted June 18th, 2013 by cdclocks@gmail.com

Bands battle.  Rappers battle.   Athletes battle.  …why not writers?

Next time you catch a battle on tv or on YouTube, take a look at the audience.  Solid moves draw cheers, and particularly painful jabs prod onlookers to cringe. 
I certainly appreciate a good bout, but I didn’t think I’d be oohing, ouching, wincing, and belly-laughing quite so much over a written writers’ blog battle.  Better yet…they’re taking it into the video ring.

Round One

Earlier this week, Michael Kozlowski published a blog post on GoodEReader.com claiming that Self-Published Authors Are Destroying Literature. (http://goodereader.com/blog/commentary/self-published-authors-are-destroying-literature/)
That alone started a scuffle in the post comments, but the battle was just beginning.

Round Two

Ooooh!  Bob!  Weave!  Jab!  Duck! Ouch!

The Main Event

As if the written blocks and punches weren’t entertaining enough, Mercy and Michael are also taking the blog battle to the webcam arena. 
I don’t know about y’all, but I’m curious to hear how they each define “literature” and if anyone mentions the canon or the history of literary canonization. 
Grab your popcorn and place your bets, folks.  The Indie Author Debate airs on Spreecast this Thursday (06/20/13) at 8 pm CDT. – http://www.spreecast.com/events/indie-author-debate

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