February242014

3 Things Authors Might Not Know Agents Are Looking For

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Today, Haley Radford, president of the former NaNoWriMo sponsor and agent matchmaking service LitFactor, shares three things authors might not know literary agents want:

Communication is king in 21st century publishing, and yet, there so often exists a frustrating breakdown between those who work in the business of books and those who are producing the glorious stories that sustain it. The mismatch between what literary agents really want and what writers think they want is a perfect example of this peculiar industry disconnect.

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So agents want authors who’ll do the job of agents…

February232014
  • person: but you don't LOOK autistic
  • me: ...yes i do
  • person: um no you really don't
  • me: um yes i really do. see, because i am autistic, i look autistic. this is what an autistic person looks like.
February72014

tiarachel asked: I posted about this (including lots of quotes -- you don't mind, do you?) at Daily Kos, with the headline "Even the disabled deserve a living wage." Not sure what kind of response it'll get on a friday night...

autisticadvocacy:

Thank you for the boost! As long as you’ve credited us/whoever is appropriate, we generally won’t mind the quotes I think,

Oh yes. It’s almost all blockquotes-with-links ;) Let’s see if the url will post here: Even the disabled deserve a living wage.

November192013
1PM
1PM
“If you blame Native American communities for their poverty, remember that the entire continent was stolen from them.
If you blame Black American communities for their relative poverty, remember that Black Americans were stolen from a continent, trafficked, and enslaved for nearly 300 years.
Tell me again about how your family ‘started from nothing’ when they immigrated. Didn’t they start from whiteness? Seems like a pretty good start.
The American Dream required dual genocides, but tell me again about fairness and equal opportunity. Tell me about democracy, modeled after the Iroquois Confederacy. Tell me your proud heritage, and I will show you the violence that made it so.”

(via nativnuance)

Best line to be quoted, “didn’t they start from whiteness?”

(via posttragicmulatto)

(Source: until-i-can-be-quiet, via thebicker)

November162013
class-struggle-anarchism:

It’s true what he says though - there is no subject position from which it’s ok to talk about inequality - if you’re poor you are doing it out of jealously, if you’re not poor you’re doing it out of guilt/saviour complex, if you are young it’s just a phase, if you’re old you are hankering for times long gone and trying to recapture your youth, if you’re not well educated you just don’t understand the complexity of the situation, if you are well educated you’re in an academic bubble divorced from reality, if your politically apathetic you’re not allowed to complain, if you’re politically active you’re just trying to push your own sectarian agenda…
For every possible type of person there’s an established reason why your opinions on inequality are invalid. That’s not an accident.

class-struggle-anarchism:

It’s true what he says though - there is no subject position from which it’s ok to talk about inequality - if you’re poor you are doing it out of jealously, if you’re not poor you’re doing it out of guilt/saviour complex, if you are young it’s just a phase, if you’re old you are hankering for times long gone and trying to recapture your youth, if you’re not well educated you just don’t understand the complexity of the situation, if you are well educated you’re in an academic bubble divorced from reality, if your politically apathetic you’re not allowed to complain, if you’re politically active you’re just trying to push your own sectarian agenda…

For every possible type of person there’s an established reason why your opinions on inequality are invalid. That’s not an accident.

(Source: socialismartnature, via wilwheaton)

November152013
3PM

This raccoon never left the side of a cat who was dying of a tumour  The cat was comforted for the final hours of her life by her long time friend.

(Source: godbless-st-cyr, via kittehkats)

November82013

odditiesoflife:

Amazing Aluminum Human Wire Sculptures

Korean artist Seung Mo Park created these incredible human figure sculptures using tightly wrapped layers of aluminum wire based on fiberglass forms. The works shown here are part of the Brooklyn-based artist’s Human series where he recreates the delicate wrinkles and folds of clothing as well as the sinuous musculature of the human body in metallic layers reminiscent of tree rings. He’s also sculpted bicycles, musical instruments and other forms as part of his Object series.

(Source: mymodernmet.com, via odditiesoflife)

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