Articles from July 2004

Them’s Fightin’ Words

July 31st, 2004 · 1 Comment

Spending a week surrounded by women tends to make our inner feminist a bit more sensitive (just as we are reclaiming the synopsis from its “dreaded” appellation, we are reclaiming the word feminist from its militant connotation). We are in a hotel filled by women who are pursuing dreams and goals — and achieving success […]

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Another Day, Another Theme

July 31st, 2004 · 2 Comments

As it turns out, the most wired hotel in Dallas isn’t quite…wired the way we hoped. We have spent the week fighting our Internet connection, and, sadly, losing. If we were the type to have technological hubris, it would be decimated by now. Things appear to be working at the moment, and we’re racing through […]

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All Grown Up and Ready to Rumble

July 29th, 2004 · Comments Off on All Grown Up and Ready to Rumble

It is natural that our thoughts turn to chicklit at a time like this (this being when we are helping our friend Linda sort through the fifty or so books she acquired at last night’s literacy signing — we’ll get to that later — many of which were chicklit, despite Linda’s skepticism of such a […]

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Tripping Down Memory Lane

July 28th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Another post from Maud Newton triggered a memory for us. Back when we were young and innocent and temping, we ended up working for a Big Name Hollywood Producer. In addition to such chores as cutting up radishes to float in a bowl of ice water should he get hungry (we believe he was supposed […]

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What She Said

July 28th, 2004 · Comments Off on What She Said

As we are still orienting ourselves in the city known as Dallas, we find ourselves relying on the wisdom of others to see us through. Plus we find others can be far more succinct on certain matters, especially when it comes to matters near and dear to us. Thus we allow Maud Newton to cut […]

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That Hands On Feeling

July 28th, 2004 · Comments Off on That Hands On Feeling

Looking for an agent who knows your name? Something small, intimate? Maybe the Waxman Literary Agency is for you. Scott Waxman, Farley Chase, and Wendy Rohm have built an agency where working closely with clients is a priority (we approve of this). As always, strong stories, etc…you know the drill. Read the full story at […]

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Our Big Adventure

July 26th, 2004 · Comments Off on Our Big Adventure

We are posting at an unnatural hour of the morning (yes, any hour prior to sunrise is unnatural…any hour before noon is greeted with skepticism) because we’re leaving for Oklahoma City, where we will be fêted at a placed called Chuck E. Cheese. Then we’re off to Dallas for a conference. If all goes according […]

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Um, We Have a Question

July 25th, 2004 · Comments Off on Um, We Have a Question

Author Andrea Siegel (Like The Red Panda) has posted a helpful FAQ to save time for everyone who contacts. The FAQ addresses getting an agent, and, if she’s telling you something you don’t already know (except the name of her agent), please, you need to gets yourself educated. Quickly. In our (never humble) opinion, she […]

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Others Rant So We Don’t Have To

July 25th, 2004 · Comments Off on Others Rant So We Don’t Have To

We pop into the Cupcake Series infrequently and think that’s a bad idea. Regular visits would mean we wouldn’t find lovely rants like this by accident. And with good reason — we remind you of one of the more inane (oh heck, flat out dumb) comments we’ve ever encountered: [Charles] McGrath replied that he would […]

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And Thus Our Game of Find The Editor Ends

July 25th, 2004 · Comments Off on And Thus Our Game of Find The Editor Ends

Chris Ryall has moved into the editor-in-chief seat recently vacated by Jeff Marriotte at IDW Publishing. We are not usually picky, but we do question IDW’s statement that they’re committed to independent publishing. Oh sure, it looks good on the surfact, but we do wonder if unleasing books based on television series such as 24 […]

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