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  • june jumanji justice, part two

    June 2, 2006

    Cynthea

    DOORS ARE CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!! You saw what happened yesterday. Cynthea offered RESERVED slots for free-tiques. Unheard of. Well guess what? Our friends overseas gave up TWO slots when the doors closed. That means, we can do a BONUS ROUND. BUT WAIT ...

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  • mid-day coffee with cynthea: anatomy of a synopsis

    June 2, 2006

    Cynthea

    Hey everyone, here's my contribution to fellow mankind: http://cynthealiu.com/2006/06/02/74/anatomy-of-a-synopsis/ I'm going to reward myself with a cup of coffee and jog around the kitchen to get my foot back into shape! ALSO, please leave me some nice words on my website if ...

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  • anatomy of a children’s book synopsis

    June 2, 2006

    Cynthea

    *UPDATE: You may now download this article to your Kindle! * Here it is: the DREADED synopsis. A synopsis is a one-page, single-spaced, summary of your book (beginning, middle, end). Typically written in third person, present tense. This is the C ...

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  • june jumanji justice: you know what that means….

    June 1, 2006

    Cynthea

    DOORS ARE CLOSED!!!!!! Yup, the cast is off. My foot is so small I could wear Thumbelina’s shoe. BUT LET’S NOT THINK ABOUT THAT. Because it’s time for JUNE JUMANJI JUSTICE. (it was too hard to come up with ...

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  • coffee with cynthea: casts and cover letters

    June 1, 2006

    Cynthea

    IN OTHER NEWS: No time! No time! I'm going to the doc today to be LIBERATED!!!!! Also, today on Coffee with Cynthea, I talk cover letters. Oooo….. Here's the link: http://cynthealiu.com/2006/05/31/64/anatomy-of-a-cover-letter/ Be back soon! SNOOP SAYS: Maybe now I'll get to eat the cast.  

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  • anatomy of a cover letter

    May 31, 2006

    Cynthea

    As always, people will call cover letters query letters and vice versa. But I’m not going to try to confuse you. I’ll tell you what C LIU thinks a cover letter it is. It’s something you stick on top of ...

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  • It’s that time again….

    May 30, 2006

    Cynthea

    IN OTHER NEWS: No, it's not time for a free-tique round. I just finished the ones from last week.  So if you didn't get yours for some reason, let me know.  I have to go back to my writing now. But ...

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  • I dared to email an attachment to an agent

    May 30, 2006

    Cynthea

    Yes. That's right, folks. I attached three sample chapters to my email when I queried my agent. Keep in mind: the agency's guidelines said query with three chapters and a synopsis for novels. Then it said queries would be ...

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  • how to package a submission

    May 29, 2006

    Cynthea

    We’re getting to the really picky, picky, picky stuff now. I’ll talk paper, envelopes and even email. EXCITING! I’ll cover paper submissions first, then electronic submissions. Paper submissions Paper When guidelines don’t specify the method of sending the package, assume your submission will go ...

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  • anatomy of a query letter

    May 29, 2006

    Cynthea

    *UPDATE: You may now download this article to your Kindle! * While everyone has different opinions on what a query letter is and what it looks like, I will summarize what I do. The method I use is pretty common. Pretty ...

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