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Jenne

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Re: My poem got published.
« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2006, 10:46:20 pm »
Anything the lawyer you work for wants it to be.

And I worked off of Wilshire.  We're talking "lawyer to the staaaars" *rolls eyes*

It's high pressure, get in at 7 and get your ass whipped by 7:02.  Coffee had to be just perfect, everything goddammed perfect.

Ever read The Devil Wears Prada?  THAT was my boss.

She accused me of stealing $3K, with no proof, and that's when I finally quit.  I quit a $2K/mo job in '95 because I hated my life working for that bitch.

And come to find out, that's basically just how it is working for lawyers...even when you ARE a lawyer.

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« Reply #46 on: January 02, 2007, 05:20:00 pm »
This whole thread reminds me of the publishing company from Umberto Eco's Folcauts Pendulum.
One by one, we break the sheep from their Iron Bar Prisons and expand their imaginations, make them think for themselves. In turn, they break more from their prisons. Eventually, critical mass is reached. Our key word: Resolve. Evangelize with compassion and determination. And realize that there will be few in the beginning. We are hand picking our successors. They are the future of Discordianism. Let us guide our future with intelligence.

     --Reverse Brainwashing: A Guide http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=9801.0


6.5 billion Buddhas walking around.

99.xxxxxxx% forgot they are Buddha.

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« Reply #47 on: January 03, 2007, 12:43:51 am »
I just finished reading that a couple of days ago.  The biggest thing I got from it was (paraphrase) "If you look for secrets everywhere, eventually you'll find them, but that doesn't mean they're real."

I know people who've gone the self-publishing route, and had a good time doing it, but the big dreams of fame and fortune don't materialize very often.

There is a page on Piers Anthony's website that lists all sorts of publishers and services for aspiring writers.  It's not updated very often, but it is peer reviewed in that people with experiences from various sites let him know if they were good or bad.  Link:  http://www.hipiers.com/publishing.html

There's all sorts of writer's resources like http://www.chuckpalahniuk.net/workshops/resource/ to be found on the net.