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TwitterChat: Should Authors Include Trigger Warnings In Their Book Descriptions?

TwitterChat: Should authors include trigger warnings in their book descriptions?

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Tim Lewis, ALLi Author Member and Twitter chat host

On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Should authors include trigger warnings in their book descriptions?

The Indie Author Twitter Chat runs for an hour, weekly on Wednesdays, at 8pm UK Time (3pm EST and noon Pacific Time). All you have to do to join in is follow the hashtag #IndieAuthorChat on Twitter.
 
The chats are a virtual meet-up for the self-publishing community on Twitter. If you're looking to connect with more people in our industry, joining The Indie Author Twitter Chat is the perfect way to start. Network with other authors and self-publishing professionals, learn new strategies and get answers to your most pressing questions from our guest experts.
 
Next time: Next Wednesday we have questions about Location Independence and authors.
Last Time: Did you miss the summary of last week's Twitter chat about Content Marketing and Authors. You can find that here: TwitterChat: Content Marketing and Authors

Timothy Lewis

Tim Lewis is the host of the Begin Self Publishing Podcast www.beginselfpublishing.com and writes science-fiction and fantasy under the pen name Timothy Michael Lewis.

This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. I am in agreement with David Michael Rice. Furthermore, I find self-sensoring to be a danger to our society and an insult to our readers. The fact that some people can be triggered by the written word should be addressed by their therapists, not by authors.

  2. This is idiotic, puerile, and insulting to readers’ intelligence as well as harmful to writers. Writers cannot possibly know what will “trigger” a reader, and it is asinine for readers to expect writers to know. A writer would need to include an entire chapter filled with “trigger warnings” to cover them all.

    Readers deserve respect from writers: treating them like infants makes for an inferior writer.

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