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I KNOW This Guy!!!

My buddy Marshall, that's Mr. Marshall to you, aka marshall_payne, just gets better and better.

He's gone and interviewed Pat Cadigan at The Fix: http://thefix-online.com/interviews/pat-cadigan/.

This interview was interesting. And oddly, I feel like I know Pat Cadigan after reading it.

Go read and enjoy. Get to know Pat Cadigan.

Frog Out


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Jan. 15th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the shout-out, Oz. I'm speechless.

Glad you liked Pat's interview. This was really one of the easiest I've done. Pat's the one who deserves the credit. If I did anything it was in merely picking someone who knows how to make the page come alive, and she certainly does. :)
Jan. 16th, 2009 06:55 am (UTC)
I love Pat Cadigan, as a writer and as a person--she is fastfwd btw just in case you didn't know. Pat semi-adopted me when she first came to London and I was just starting out. She was generous with her time, attention, and blurbs, and she gave me the odd tidbit of very good advice from somebody who has been there.

Now that a lot of years have gone by, I find that this bit of the interview especially resonates with me:
'But the only way to develop it is to work and keep on working, to persevere in the face of complete and utter indifference. Indifference is what they’ll face much more than opposition. A writer needs a thick skin, but most people think that means not being discouraged by criticism or bad reviews or things like that. In fact, what will happen more often is, you’ll be ignored. It’s not that you’ll get a bad review—it’s that you won’t get a review, period. It’s not that you’ll lose an award to someone else—it’s that you won’t even get nominated. But if writing is what you want to do, you have to keep at it anyway.'

Sing it, sister. Thanks so much for posting, Oz!
Jan. 16th, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this, Trish. Pat's remark you noted resonated with me as well.
Jan. 16th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
But I do know Pat Cadigan! And, yup. She's just like that.
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