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  • The easiest-free-tique round-ever is open!

    June 27, 2007

    Cynthea

    IN WRITING NEWS: Well, I promised one and here it is. A free-tique round is open, but before you spazz and madly try to locate the file you want to send, READ THIS FIRST. All you need to do this time is ...

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  • Guess who’s on The Purple Crayon?

    June 7, 2007

    Cynthea

    In writing news: Harold Underdown, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books, Second Edition just featured one of my articles on his website The Purple Crayon! If you’ve never been there before, do check it out for a ...

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  • how to avoid children’s book scams

    June 4, 2007

    Cynthea

    I have run into countless writers who have spent hundreds of dollars on literary agents, vanity publishers, and book doctors, in the hopes of making it big in children’s publishing. It really breaks my heart to hear this because the ...

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  • how to interview a literary agent

    June 2, 2007

    Cynthea

    I’ve been asked this question quite a bit since I wrote my series of articles on read post, how to find an a great agent for your children’s book. It occurred to me that I never provided detailed information ...

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  • Costco is SO DEEP!

    June 1, 2007

    Cynthea

    IN OTHER NEWS: I rarely do any leisure reading these days, but when I do, I am amazed by what I find. In this month’s COSTCO CONNECTION (the mag that goes out to devoted members like me), I read an old adage ...

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  • I’m in!

    May 21, 2007

    Cynthea

    IN WRITING NEWS: All this conference talk has made me feeling a bit left out. So I promptly registered for the SCBWI-LA conference this summer. Look out, folks, I’m joining the party! SNOOP SAYS: What about me?!

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  • In deep concentration…(free-tiquees, listen up)

    May 11, 2007

    Cynthea

    IN WRITING NEWS: There has been a lot going on in C-LIU-land and I am going to need to go into a deep state of concentration. Free-tiquees waiting to redeem slots may turn them in during this time. However, the ...

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  • RLGL winners announced!

    April 2, 2007

    Cynthea

    Snoop read and read till he couldn’t read no more. The winner of the FULL-TIQUE is #5-YA, exceeding 12 pages. The winner of a free-tique slot, stopping at 12 pages is #24-YA. Winners, you may redeem your tiques no sooner than May 1st ...

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  • RLGL: round six

    March 28, 2007

    Cynthea

    Woah, we have five, not four, entries that cleared page six. I have one PB entry clearly in the lead in the last round. Because this contest has to end tonight, at least the semi-real-time portion of it, we have ...

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  • RLGL: Round 5

    March 28, 2007

    Cynthea

    Do no be eliminated because of a technicality. Please include your entry number, your page number, your MS title in the SUBJECT of your email. If you have just entered, don’t worry about your entry number. Snoop will give you ...

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