Blatant Self-Promotion

February 4th, 2005 · 3 Comments
by Booksquare

Isn’t this whole thing blatant? In theory, yes. In practice, well, we could do better. Like, oh, hmmm, perhaps the fact that we can’t think of anything should tell us that we can’t do better. But that won’t stop us from mentioning that we’ve officially entered the world of unpaid but very happy online columnists (what, you want our thoughts on the world? With pleasure…). Our first article is up at Romancing the Blog, though posted under the alias given at birth. We work hard to protect our secret identity.

Now we’re off to sit in traffic and contemplate potholes.

File Under: Books/Mags/Blogs

3 responses so far ↓

  • j-fly // Feb 6, 2005 at 11:25 am

    Well how can we read your article if we don’t know your alias given at birth? About a year ago, I heard a great expose on NPR that made me think twice about romance writers. The journalist visited some kind of pitch-fest of romance writers at a hotel and was surprised to find what a fun, witty, and very well-to-do lot of writers these women turned out to be.

  • booksquare // Feb 6, 2005 at 1:13 pm

    You know, it’s always something. I live to serve…here’s the direct link. It’s a thrilling discussion of reviews.

    They reran that piece on This American Life this past Friday (or at least this past Friday on KPCC — I suppose other stations air the show at different times). I liked the first line about romance authors knowing exactly what people think of them. Even though I’ve failed miserably at writing in the genre, I believe being involved with the Romance Writers of America has taught me more about writing fiction than the myriad classes I’ve taken. It’s actually interesting to be involved in an industry that is female dominated on so many levels (one exception, of course, probably being the boards of directors of the publishing conglomerates).

  • KR // Feb 7, 2005 at 3:17 pm

    I read your comments. I loved them as always. Now . . . in exchange for saying “you’re the best, Booksquare” might you flog my thing? Perhaps?

    “Pimp,” I believe is the word we bloggers use.

    You’re the best!