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  • Diane 11:54 pm on 10/22/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    I saw this in a store when I was 4 or 5 … 

    I saw this in a store when I was 4 or 5 and my parents bought it for me because I really liked it. I named it “Mouthchomp.” Fifteen years later, I still have an attraction to bizarre things.

  • Diane 9:41 pm on 10/19/2010 Permalink | Reply

    I think we can all relate to this. 


  • Diane 11:03 pm on 10/14/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    A new endeavor 

    Last week I got a completely random call from a literary agent who’s looking for interns. My reaction: hoo r u? It turns out that he got my resume from a contact at a company I interviewed with for a fall internship but didn’t get. We met in the city for coffee on Monday and I took the position. He’s spent the last year or so starting up his own agency and working 60 hours a week (the idea of working that much makes me want to hide under my blankets), so he’s seriously in need of extra help. He’s going to e-mail me a promising manuscript every two weeks and I get to take notes on it and then Skype with him and share my opinion. The whole experience got me thinking about odd or unexpected forms of networking–really, every little effort has the potential to create an entirely new opportunity somehow!

  • Diane 11:28 pm on 09/22/2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Oh look, an introductory post! 

    I’m Diane. I’m a Communications major at Ramapo, and after this semester I’ll transform into a grownup. Hopefully I’ll have something exciting to post here when that happens.

    Right now I work part time at a company that produces magazines for a few counties in New Jersey. I started as an intern two summers ago and I’m still technically an intern, but as we all know, magazine jobs are taking the dinosaur route and interns are the new labor source. This means I get to do real work. The work may be fluffy and trivial, but I’m beyond grateful that they let me do it.

    I also interned at a literary agency in Manhattan this summer, which involved spending two days a week reading through unsolicited material from hopeful authors.  The most important lesson I learned there: good fiction almost never occurs, so appreciate the good fiction we have.

    So, I don’t really have any projects, just hopes (although I’m taking Writing about Music this semester and I’m thinking of starting a blog based on my assignments). I’m still not sure what I want to do when I graduate–ideally I want a mix of writing, business and reading, ’cause I enjoy a little bit of each.


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