J.M. Reep

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Newsflash! Fiction Writers Are Liars

In Commentary on June 21, 2009 at 11:27 pm

(This is a post originally intended for, and recently posted to, another blog of mine. I thought it was relevant to Post-Publishing, so I’ve edited it a bit and posted here.)

I read a story recently (here’s a link to it) about a blogger who has stirred up quite a bit of controversy because she lied about the events she was blogging about. Her name is Becca Beushausen and her blog documented her pregnancy and the birth of her daughter, April Rose — who then died suddenly a few days after she was born. The only problem: Becca wasn’t pregnant and she didn’t have a baby. She made up the whole series of events. This might not have been a big deal if Becca’s blog had attracted only a handful of followers (like most blogs do), but apparently, Becca’s blog quickly attracted thousands of loyal followers and well-wishers. Read the rest of this entry »