"Fiction is the purest art. Commercial fiction is the butter, the darkest chocolate, and the finest malt. That's why we are so addicted to it."--Angie Brooksby-Arcangioli
Hilarious. My favorite: "MAINSTREAM FICTION: The pretense that there is a group of readers who can be reached through writing that is sufficiently unspecific as to exclude no one."
Crimeny, good thing I wasn't drinking anything. My favorites: Publication Date, Foreign Market, Line Editor, and Author Photo. Definitely passing this link on to my critique group.
Okay, I'm serious about getting published and being successful. But that made me snort coffee through my nose and I'm SO going to print it out and tack it on the wall to remind me to laugh about that which I love!
This made my morning! My favorite: FANTASY: An author's sales aspirations ;).
I should have read the other comments before reading this that way I would have known to put my coffee cup down. Favorite - Kill Fee: The cost of a contract on an author or editor.Great read to start the morning :)
That was hysterical. I loved the author phot myself...and fantasy and novella.
"BLURB: A brief noise that embarrasses everyone."Erm. Excuse me. Ate too much at lunch.
My favorite--Library of Congress: Best place to hide from a Congressman.
so funny :)
Faves: Rejection letter (form) and Kill Fee. I'm still giggling...
I like this one. AUTHOR PHOTO: Pictorial fiction. Authors always choose photos that emphasize that quality in which they feel most deficient.I remember a Law and Order episode when D'Onfrio mentions the writers pose where the hand placement is used to hide the double chin.
Love it! Thanks!
Dear Ms. Reid ,And yet...No definition for Query Letter!Perhaps we should help. I smell contest.dylan
Dear Ms. Reid,Here's a shot - Query Letter:1. Oddish Missive.2. A viral mass-mailing contrived to spoil perfectly good hangovers.3. Hay added to a stack to help conceal publishable manuscripts from flailing agents.dylan
Loved "Author Photo-- Pictorial fiction. Authors always choose photos that emphasize that quality in which they feel most deficient." Also "ROYALTY: The glamorous heads of large publishing houses, also known as GLITERATI." Thanks for posting that!
Tom Christensen here, author of the glossary. It has been much linked to, but you might like to know that your post has sent the most traffic to the glossary -- 641 visits over the past 30 days according to google analytics. Thanks! The best I can think of as a definition for "query letter" (as requested by dylan in a previous comment) at the moment is this:Query letter: A literary genre in which the most important sentence ends with a proposition.
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