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  • mid-afternoon COFFEE with cynthea: topic? status updates

    June 28, 2006

    Cynthea

    This is a rush job, so pardon the more than usual typos, etc., The topic today is STATUS UPDATES. When to bug editors and agents…. http://www.cynthealiu.com/2006/06/28/112/status-updates-when-and-how-to-do-it/ Now I must get cracking on some more work.    SNOOP SAYS: Excuse me. *tap, tap* EXCUSE ME!!!!!!! When ...

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  • holy moly: am I allergic to caffeine?!

    June 27, 2006

    Cynthea

    I've just made a brilliant discovery. I drink Diet Dr. Pepper. I break out into hives. I drink coffee. More hives. I guzzle more DDP. MORE HIVES!!! For the last week, I've been suffering from this problem. Now I've finally ...

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  • mid-day coffee with Cynthea: topic? mechanics

    June 27, 2006

    Cynthea

    Hey-ro!   A new article is up! Are you a serial "when/as/ing" killer? Do you know how to spot the five-million variants of an echo? Today's topic is mechanics! Whoopee! http://www.cynthealiu.com/2006/06/27/105/revision-9-1-1-writing-mechanics/ SNOOP SAYS Echo this: FEED ME!!!!!

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  • revision 9-1-1: writing mechanics

    June 27, 2006

    Cynthea

    I decided to classify this post so it applies to both PBs and longer works. If you’ve been following my Revision 9-1-1 articles, you’ve read a lot about “big” issues which crop up in manuscripts I’ve reviewed. But what’s contained ...

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  • free-tique traffic cop round open until 9pm CST

    June 26, 2006

    Cynthea

    DOORS ARE CLOSED!!!!!!!! ALL RESPONSES HAVE BEEN RETURNED. If you haven't gotten yours, send me an email and let me know. Your sub may have gotten lost in the shuffle. Thanks! Alright everybody, you've been waiting a long time for ...

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  • mid-day coffee with Cynthea: topic? Setting and description

    June 26, 2006

    Cynthea

    Hey everyone, A few things: I've figured out how to reply to comments posted at http://www.cynthealiu.com . YAY! Snoop has some new photos on LJ and the website. Please oooh and ahhhh.  In a few moments, I will announce a Traffic Cop round. ...

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  • revision 9-1-1 for novels: setting and description

    June 26, 2006

    Cynthea

    I decided I would not only talk about setting but also description. Or maybe they are one in the same. Some people say setting can be as important as a character in your book. It really depends on the story, ...

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  • I smell a free-tique TRAFFIC COP round coming…

    June 25, 2006

    Cynthea

    I just completed a first draft of another manuscript. I am caught up on my critique partners' manuscripts, too. I smell a free-tique round coming up tomorrow, do you? Stay tuned… SNOOP SAYS: It's about time! Will you bring me a pair ...

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  • more on rhyme

    June 24, 2006

    Cynthea

    Dori Chaconas, author of picture books and easy readers, has just written a great article about rhythm and rhyme for picture book texts. . Also visit a guest article by Kelly R. Fineman featured on this ...

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  • mid-day coffee with Cynthea: topic? plot revision

    June 23, 2006

    Cynthea

    As promised, here's the new article on revision… http://www.cynthealiu.com/2006/06/23/95/revision-9-1-1-for-novels-plot/ SNOOP SAYS: Revise this: A bunny goes to his salad plate. It's empty. Should he eat the leather sofa? Or finish the destruction of the rug. Hmm…

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