Got the proposal off to Robin, and Jenny Crusie puts one into the net

The REFUGEE proposal is out the door and with Robin now. Finishing it took all morning, but I’m very happy with what I got.

And you have to read this post by Jenny Crusie on Clue Cake, Anonymity, and Other Unprofessional Behavior. It’s brilliant, and she’s right.

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By Holly

Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.

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16 years ago

The sad thing about Ms. Snark’s blog is that a lot of newbie writers take her word as handed down by the gods. I can’t count how many times I heard a writer who was new to the business say “I can’t do that, Ms. Snark says…”


16 years ago

Thanks Holly!

Alastair Bridgewater
16 years ago

Holly, the only difference between the search on the main page and the search on a post is that the “action” part of the form on the post is broken (at least needs a “/writingdiary2/index.php” prepended to it). I’m not familiar with WordPress templates, but one would hope that’s a fairly simple thing to change.

16 years ago

Actually, Miss Snark said to never ever never ever say anything bad about your publisher, whether you are right or not.

I found that almost as troubling as her telling people it was perfectly all right to post their stories in their blogs.

16 years ago

well, miss snark was just restating a commonly held internet belief: don’t say things on the internet that you wouldn’t want someone else to know you were saying.

of course, she forgot the second half of that little bit of knowledge, so she just said “don’t say things on the internet”. 😛

nonetheless, as long as you’re okay with everyone knowing how you feel on a subject, the internet is a great place to go. 😛 *tips hat to holly & her writing diary*

16 years ago

Good luck with the proposal!

Um, Holly, I’m very very very very very very sorry, but whilst looking for your post on allegory in your work (the one where you tell us the one you put into the book), I appear to have broken your site’s search engine.

16 years ago

She’s right on the money. Many theorize that Miss Snark isn’t an agent at all because what good agent would have so much time to waste with immature blog posts when she should be working for her clients?

The only reason I want to know Miss Snark’s identity is to make sure I never work with her in the future.

Thanks for the link. Jennifer Crusie is great.

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