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8 Word Memoirs

We asked for 8 word memoirs about people’s memories of their first year in the book biz. Here’s what they came up with:

The Godfather, “our” book #1. Hooked for life. –Bridget Marmion

When work’s such fun, who really needs money?Connie Shaw

From platen to pencil, ink pot to hot spot Eugene G. Schwartz

Country girl, city bookshop, new family, vocation found.Helen O’Dare

Tiny book packaging company. First steps. Big dreams.Krista Reiner Carnes

This is a broom, go sweep the warehouse. Larry Downs

That house would make such a great bookstore. –Dana Barrett

Why do I have to be so quiet?Caryn Toering

Looking for Mr.Goodbar; business run by characters.Steven Sussman

Real job with benefits–but no IBM Selectric;-)Barbara Miller

Media Bistro, networking for editor, agents, novel, memoirs.Shaktima Brien

Accept nothing, try everything, it’s a new world!”Cindy Peng

Feel free to leave a comment below with your 8 word memoir on your first year in publishing!

4 Comments

  1. Peter Beren says:

    “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”

  2. “Reading proposals is a privilege to be earned.”

  3. Matthew Lore says:

    “The only constant is change,” said the publisher.

  4. What you write reflects the writer in you.

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