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05 February 2013 @ 12:47 pm
On labels, tags, and warnings for fiction and poetry  
ysabetwordsmith has written a very thoughtful essay on tags, warnings, and related issues. I confess I am not at all a thoughtful person, and I have almost no serious trigger responses (I do know how lucky I am in that regard), and I was simply charmed by the phrase "angst-ridden triggerfest of fractal doom".

If you like good writing about writing, I encourage you to check out the post (and to comment on it, if you wish; as she says, "feedback is candy").
 
 
 
Ayesha: frescobrowngirl on February 5th, 2013 11:07 pm (UTC)
Hey, my friend Janet is one of the most thoughtful people I know! Seriously, you are. You may not always think of everything, but no one can -- this is why we exchange information gained from our different perspectives.

I have found this subject interesting ever since I started showing my writings to other people, and found Ysabet's article well worth reading. I really hate it when people say, "You can't warn for everything and people who get triggered are just weaklings anyway so don't even bother", because I think there's no reason to let the unattainable best be the enemy of achieving various levels of good and because I think not even trying is both callous and lazy. Thank you for the link. :)