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  • free-tique round: doors are closed!

    August 16, 2006

    Cynthea

    DOORS ARE CLOSED!!!!  1) Tell me if you are a re-tiquee or a new tiquee. See http://www.cynthealiu.com/freetiques if you don't know what you are. 2) In that email, ATTACH, ATTACH, ATTACH your FIRST three chapters OR your full PB/ER to cynthealiu AT ...

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  • proof of my insanity: what’s cooking tonight

    August 11, 2006

    Cynthea

    No, I'm not planning some huge tique-a-thon.  I'm going to talk about something else. Like how I'm crazy. Because I've invited five people for dinner. Plus Snoop. Plus Hubbie. = Seven guests. Here's evidence I am delusional. What I'm cooking tonight  Fried Wontons- I ...

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  • firedrill results: congratulations!

    August 10, 2006

    Cynthea

    Here it is folk, the results… BUT FIRST, let me say (for Snoop), that this was a very hard decision to make. Snoop saw the time and care that went into each of these scenes. And Snoop wants to remind you: ...

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  • scbwi-la: part deux and a word about firedrill

    August 10, 2006

    Cynthea

    Ah yes! I just finished another round of free-tiques. People, you're making my brain hurt with all this fabuloso writing. AGH. Which brings me to talk about SCBWI-LA again. Since I can't blog about tiquees without exposing their identities, I will ...

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  • top ten from scbwi-la and a chance to win a full-tique

    August 8, 2006

    Cynthea

    TOP TEN HIGHLIGHTS FROM SCBWI-LA 2006  Saw my first taping EVER. (Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, featuring guest Carlos Mencia). And apparently I was cool enough to sit in the front row. Woohoo!  AND there's more. I won a whole ...

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  • free-tique round anyone? something new. it’s called FIRE DRILL

    August 1, 2006

    Cynthea

    DOORS ARE CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Hey, everyone. Dude, I've been so busy. Congratulating all the W.I.Nners and getting back into the groove takes a lot of work. Also I just finished another revision today. So yay to that. But now here's the ...

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  • congrats tiquees: you rocked W.I.N.!

    August 1, 2006

    Cynthea

    Well, well, well. Snoop does the Tiquee count. How many W.I.N.ners does Snoop personally know as tiquees? Can you guess? Six! No, Seven? Or Eight? Of course Snoop has not personally tasted all the winning tiquee works. BUT he will ...

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  • my precious seven days

    July 31, 2006

    Cynthea

    In case you were wondering, I'm back! Here's what happened to my precious seven days: Day 1: Ah. I am free of email, tiques, etc., Time to work on my own stuff. That I did. And I checked Verla's and LJ 80 ...

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  • taking a week off

    July 24, 2006

    Cynthea

    Snoop and I are taking a break. Snoop already went hiking but now he wants to wear mudboots and a fly-fishing vest. He's hung up the Gone Fishing sign and set out for a river somewhere. Meanwhile, I ...

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  • top ten things Snoop learned from red light, green light

    July 24, 2006

    Cynthea

      Some of you have not been reading Cynthea's Revision 9-1-1 articles. See them here: http://www.cynthealiu.com/category/revision/ The most common reason Snoop rejected a PB? a PB that read like a novel/chapter book. Snoop estimates at least 50% of the PB entrants ...

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