For those SFWA (or wanna-be) writers.
And the Other Thing
Plea to Mr. John Scalzi. I know you're not going to end your haitus just because of my teasing here. I hope you're being productive with the time (it looks so from Ficlets and By The Way). But, seriously dude, please run for SFWA President next year to help end this kind of stupidity. I'm hoping by that point to have qualified for membership. I really want to belong (it's one of my writer goals), but if I have to swear to defend these actions or "Shades of Grey" I will probably pass on joining. GriefCom is great, I'd like to be able to access it. The other things SFWA offers would be excellent. But this organization really needs to pull it's executive-branch head out of its RIAA wanna-be ass. You're the candidate that can do that, or at least start the turn of the ship.