Month: April 2009

Literary Agent Cults

I’ve been thinking, which I like to do. What are clients of agents? Do they form some kind of camaraderie? Do they become like family? Jenny Rapaport has a posse. Posses are good. I belong to a nice posse, but

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Rant

If a person is serious about writing, I think they should express their personal opinions in public with great restraint. That doesn’t mean you need to go around kissing agent arse.** (There’s a story that goes with this I will

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Walking The Barrel

We’ve all heard the old maxim, “A failure to plan is a plan to fail.” I’m a planner by nature. I like to know what I want, what it’s going to take to get there and then plan out the

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Evil Editor’s Anniversary

It’s Evil Editor’s third anniversary. I lurked around there for a long time before I said anything because he, like Miss Snark, scared the pee waddling out of me. I’m not even sure what prompted me to post a comment

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Trimming Our Tails, er, Tales

Years ago, we went to visit the ranch. Don, my husband, remarked how he could always tell we were up north by the calves with froze off tails. If the babies come too early and a storm blows in, they

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A Saevon-By Honor Bound

Excerpt from Paladin’s Pride “They also admitted they were responsible for using the gargoyles to spy on the academies,” Thalmar said. “Spying on a member school with intent to do harm is enough to arrest them. There is other information,

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Beta Reading And More

I’m cleaning the apartment today. That’s a good thing, right? Well, yes, it needs it. However, in this case I am cleaning it to take my mind off other things and to force myself not to go back to bed.

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Proof that Writers are Mistreated!

A few days ago a woman posted a diatribe ranting about agents, editors, the publishing industry and how unfit any writer is aside from literary writers and especially her. I took umbrage with the entire rant, but I might have

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Writer’s Retreat-The End

Our last two days in Myrtle Beach went by far too quickly. Donna cooked a delicious dinner once night with breaded chicken breasts, seared asparagus and salad. It was probably the best meal I have eaten in months upon months.

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Agent For A Day-Nathan Bransford

Nathan Bransford is, at times, brilliant. Not about his sports picks apparently, since he came in 84th I believe, but he is brilliant about some other things. Taking reader Jim Duncan’s suggestion about doing an agent for a day thread

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