RACCies/LNH/LNH20/LNHX/LNHY/NTB: Looniverse RACCies Eligibles for 2011

Martin Phipps martinphipps2 at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 4 05:35:22 PST 2012

On Jan 4, 4:01 am, Andrew Perron <pwer... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Jan 2012 01:40:07 +0000 (UTC), Adrian J. McClure wrote:
> > Also, comparing this to last year's list, it's amazing how much the
> > number of active authors went up even before LNH20.
> It's true!  I've been pulling people in as much as I can.
> On Wed, 4 Jan 2012 06:05:47 +0000 (UTC), Saxon Brenton wrote:
> > Yes.  The LNH20 launch is a success on that criteria at least.
> > However, I would caution against automatically assuming that is a
> > long term indicator.  I've noticed a similar statistical aretefact in the
> > past - for several years running Dvandom put of a single LNH story
> > that similarly raised the stats on the number of writers.
> > The LNH imprints all share a powerful storytelling flexibility because
> > of their anarachic, parody nature.  It allows people to dip in briefly
> > and post stories as inspiration takes them.  But ultimately I try to
> > keep in mind that different writers have diferent preferences for
> > what imprints they primarily work for.   Resting on laurels would
> > probably be a bad idea.
> Indeed.  And one of the things we have to do to keep this up is keep LNH20
> easy to get into, both knowledge-wise and continuity-wise.

And we need to keep arguments down to a minimum and not get upset over
things.  People need to believe that they can contribute and not have
to worry about causing problems.



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