Tropes Vs Autism: The White Man/Boy

Autism has been the Big Scary since the 70’s, when it became a diagnostic and not merely the subheader “retarded”. I remember that they had an extended PSA about it via Quincy, which just goes to show how long this has been going on.

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Tropes I Despise: Innocent White Criminal

Due to circumstances beyond Our Hero’s control, he has to enter a life of crime to make ends meet. He suffers. He fights. He becomes a monster.

Was I talking about Walter White from Breaking Bad or whosisface generico Everyman from Ozark?

Publisher Hunt: The Longer Short List

First off: I found another list of publishing houses that don’t care if you have an agent. And I immediately weeded out all of the ones who wouldn’t touch my material with a 40′ barge pole.

The bad news out of this is that it raises the short list to a count of eight.