While residencies often take place in small enclaves, that aspect is something to which Tierce is accustomed. She grew up in "little [expletive] towns all over Texas." "I grew up some in Abilene and some in Sweetwater and then I guess I spent the biggest chunk of time in this place called Gatesville, which is west of Waco," Tierce says. It was in that final location that a twist of fate revealed itself compared to where Tierce now finds herself in life.
Tierce explains that she was not hitting up the decorated producer for work, but rather that some of their personal philosophies were aligned. The offer came as a shock. “I was trying very hard to not be the person who is fawning over her,” Tierce says. “It certainly didn’t occur to me to ask her if I could work on her show. ... This was still a complete surprise to me. I told her I was interested in writing for television and trying to figure out how to get into that world, but I have no experience.
Nothing speaks to the difficulty of adjusting to an unfamiliar city quite like choosing a new grocery store. The regional nature of what chain is in your neighborhood will dictate how you bookend your weekend or your daily commute. I assumed that a move from Dallas to Los Angeles last summer would provide plenty of lavish options to replace my specialty Texas grocer. I was wrong.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".