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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

A literary agent wonders about the appearance of a recurring locale in what she’s reading:

Why does every writer who wants some kind of mysterious setting pick Romania?

What gives? Is it the spooky Transylvania connection? Or are these authors attempting to write a roman à clef, with a poor geographical understanding of the format? You just don’t come across Eastern European memes that often in modern fiction.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 04/27/2010 11:17pm
Category: Creative, Publishing
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pal o' mine
According to Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, all you need to pass yourself off as a U.S. senator is a fake ZZ Top beard and some furniture glue.

Oh, Jimmy. With investigative acumen like that, it’s a wonder how you ever got even a stringer’s assignment with The Daily Planet (let alone your own comic book title). Maybe journalistic standards are more lax in Metropolis. If I were editor of that newspaper, your material would never make it past the good ol’ agate page.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 04/27/2010 09:09am
Category: Comedy, Pop Culture, Publishing
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