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  1. Any help would be appreciated! Ross Rosalynn

    I have an eBook on Smashwords...... not a lot of activity. Made a zillion changes for the first marketing piece. Ross Rosalynn By Rita Saladano...

    Started by regina‎, 08-17-2017 08:35 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 8,150
    09-13-2017, 05:01 PM Go to last post
  2. It has been a long time.

    I used to come here often when I was trying to get my writing career started. Many people were encouraging (some were a bit dour, but hey!) but I am...

    Started by ~hem‎, 10-13-2016 02:14 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 14,022
    10-25-2016, 12:09 AM Go to last post
  3. How detailed should your synopsis be?

    In your opinion how in depth should the synopsis be? Should it highlight all of the plot or is it more of a back of the cover description of the book?

    Started by ArcadiaE‎, 07-21-2016 05:37 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 10,878
    07-22-2016, 10:25 AM Go to last post
  4. 16 Calls for Submissions in March 2016 - Paying Markets

    The best way to go from being an unpublished writer to a published one, is to get published. It sounds silly when it's put like that, but unless you...

    Started by ericaverr‎, 02-29-2016 05:11 AM
    calls for submissions, creative nonfiction, essays, fiction, poems
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 8,881
    02-29-2016, 06:21 AM Go to last post
  5. eBook Sales

    I got a few eBook on Amazon. Free giveaway did okay (I think, since it's my first time ever doing it) but sold nothing thus far. Not plan on being...

    Started by Writers Choice‎, 11-30-2015 07:23 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 14,579
    02-10-2016, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  6. Do You Have a Professional Editor?

    I spent a few thousand dollars on a professional editor and I'm not all that certain of some of the suggestions. I know she is a professional and a...

    Started by Writers Choice‎, 11-22-2015 03:54 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 11,792
    02-10-2016, 11:36 AM Go to last post
  7. Finding an Editor

    I'm sure this is a common theme for new writes - "I can't afford editor". And I'm sure the common reply is, "You can't afford NOT to have an...

    Started by matthewkeith‎, 05-11-2013 01:38 PM
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 11
    • Replies: 103
    • Views: 78,742
    02-10-2016, 11:28 AM Go to last post
  8. Promoting my website

    Hello, I have just started a site on DreamHost, (unhappened.com), and need advice on how to get traffic. The aim of my site is to promote a...

    Started by Unhappened‎, 11-22-2013 09:16 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 12,852
    02-10-2016, 05:30 AM Go to last post
  9. Series (Yes or NO)

    Okay all you experienced published writers, question for you. Series - good or bad? I read somewhere that people are turned off by series and...

    Started by Writers Choice‎, 11-06-2015 11:06 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 11,540
    02-09-2016, 11:21 PM Go to last post
  10. My Characters are Real (to me)

    In the process of writing my very first novel, I have come to realize that my character's seem so real. They have somehow come alive in my mind as if...

    Started by Writers Choice‎, 07-28-2015 02:25 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 10,302
    08-20-2015, 06:41 AM Go to last post
  11. How Do I Get a Technical Book Published?

    Has anyone here had a non-fiction book published? I just wrote a math book. Perhaps it would be called a textbook or perhaps the best term would be...

    Started by BrandonFlorida‎, 07-04-2015 07:31 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    new author, non-fiction, publishing, technical
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 16,510
    07-08-2015, 05:06 PM Go to last post
  12. Oh My! I made it past the first hurdle - at last!

    Hi all Just wanted to share this with you today. I finally made it past that first hurdle of getting an agent to ask for a full!!! The agent is...

    Started by Dublin Writer‎, 09-24-2014 06:06 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 19,705
    12-21-2014, 01:24 PM Go to last post
  13. seeking excellent manuscript evaluation services

    I have a memoir in about draft number 10. It's been in the hands of one publisher, and three agents, but so far no takers. Before I submit to any...

    Started by Craig CPM‎, 11-11-2013 02:21 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 32,759
    09-10-2014, 12:43 PM Go to last post
  14. Vanguard Press

    Hello, I have just had a reply from a publisher -Elliot Mackenzie of Cambridge UK. I submitted a collection of short stories to them. The response...

    Started by Harry Downey‎, 09-29-2004 12:35 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 20,644
    06-06-2014, 11:16 PM Go to last post
  15. Serious Writers Needed

    Murray\'s Literary Agency is now accepting manuscripts from new/ unpublished writers. We offer 10 years experience in the busniess, 5 books...

    Started by Eunice Murray‎, 12-03-2005 05:29 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 54,675
    02-17-2014, 04:33 AM Go to last post
  16. Quotations

    In a novel I've written there are several songs, which I quote. Some from Simon and Garfunkel and also Mason Williams, all written in the 60s. I...

    Started by DebbieBumstead‎, 09-08-2012 06:54 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 13,861
    11-08-2013, 06:15 AM Go to last post
  17. Bringing the happy feeling back

    I have no clue if what I am about to ask is posted in the right forum or if anyone has experienced this before, but here it is. My question is for...

    Started by creativemusings‎, 07-26-2013 06:03 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 9,996
    07-30-2013, 03:22 AM Go to last post
  18. Does self-published success mean I should try again with query letters?

    I've sold over 800 copies of Don't Wear Shorts on Stage via Createspace and KDP (as well as Smashwords) since December 2011. Out of that 800, some...

    Started by Rob Durham‎, 06-30-2013 07:38 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 9,371
    06-30-2013, 08:30 AM Go to last post
  19. Need a ghost writer or an agent

    Hi I have registered here, to try to find a ghost writer or an agent to get my story / book published. I dont have any clue about how to start. ...

    Started by mx2boss‎, 03-03-2013 08:39 AM
    culture, ghost writer, japan, religion
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 15,966
    03-05-2013, 05:48 AM Go to last post
  20. Question for the experienced "oldies" :)

    You know who you are! LOL If you had been hoofing your MS about for years and getting some encouraging rejections (like it was *almost* there,...

    Started by Debbi V‎, 02-19-2013 12:41 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 17,300
    02-21-2013, 12:30 PM Go to last post

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