Saturday, October 11, 2008


Please don't use these.

Wicked Women of Color seems to be following Wild Rose in acronyming itself as WWC. As seen in a Craigslist call for a Wicked Holiday line with an eyebrow-raising royalty rate of 65%.

Lauren Dane blogs about option clauses in contracts.

"transparent screen" pictures

As Karen Scott has noticed, New Concepts are looking for staff. In case anyone feels like jumping aboard a sinking ship. The positions open include "Author Liaison". They just don't seem to be able to keep that position filled. I wonder why? Remuneration seems to be unspecified.


Angelia Sparrow said...

There is a time and place for each of those words on your "don't use" list. It only gets obnoxious when the writer refuses to use "said."

I have a friend who NEVER uses said when he can think of another word. On the other hand, "Look out! The world is ending!" should be screamed, not said.

veinglory said...

Quite true. :)

Angie said...

What Angelia said. [nod] Those are all good words, when used appropriately. The fault is in going overboard, either with those semi-synonyms, or with using nothing but said, or with using no dialogue tags at all. I've seen all three trends taken to extremes over the years (and participated once or twice when I was a baby writer and listening to the wrong people) and have seen them all cause problems. [wry smile]


Katrina Strauss said...

Just so long as it's not screamed loudly, whispered softly, or declared emphatically. That's when I find myself wanting to fork out my eyeballs. :P