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  1. A Great Thriller: Damion

    We are a couple of teens who are writing a story called Damion. the story is located here: http://damion.now.nu We would like some people to...

    Started by "Baron Beef dip"‎, 11-08-2002 03:40 PM
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  2. Dumb Question

    Where can I find specifics re: how many pages? words etc., are acceptable for particular types of children's books? I know that 32 pages is the...

    Started by (just call me) McHarris‎, 09-30-2002 06:19 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-02-2002, 09:48 PM Go to last post
  3. How to write THAT all important letter

    I need your help please. I am at the stage of looking for a publisher for my completed children's book. I KNOW that the query letter is ALL...

    Started by (just call me) McHarris‎, 09-23-2002 02:48 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    09-24-2002, 12:11 PM Go to last post
  4. Literary Journals--let's rank them

    Hi writers, I've been submitting to a few literary journals for the last couple of months. In my research I've complied a list of about 60, and I...

    Started by ***‎, 08-12-2003 08:16 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-12-2003, 03:15 PM Go to last post
  5. Where to go

    I read all generas', so it's a bit difficult to narrow it down in that way. Thank you for the suggestion though.

    Started by -T‎, 12-03-2003 10:12 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-05-2003, 12:13 PM Go to last post
  6. a sticky question

    Ah, I'm aware that what I'm about to mention is the writing world's red-headed stepchild, but I have -deep breath- written fanfiction - for a...

    Started by 02 KLH‎, 12-18-2004 08:04 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    12-21-2004, 03:22 AM Go to last post
  7. Beta testers needed

    6xi.com(http://www.6xi.com) is a new online publishing website where authors can post e-books chapter by chapter and get paid for what readers...

    Started by 6xi com‎, 09-03-2007 07:33 PM
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  8. New writer who has alot of talent

    http://assumingrealitysustains.blogspot.com/ This was written by a friend of mine. It kept my attention and I think it has potential. What...

    Started by a b‎, 04-18-2005 10:49 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-18-2005, 09:13 PM Go to last post
  9. Query- Second Try

    Thanks for all the useful suggestions on my last query. I have revised and interested in feedback on this one. Please let me know what you think. ...

    Started by A J‎, 12-02-2005 08:38 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-03-2005, 03:21 PM Go to last post
  10. Beta read?

    Hi! I was wondering if anyone wanted to exchange manuscripts and critique. I've had about a three-week down time on my manuscript (about 40,000...

    Started by A J‎, 10-24-2005 10:55 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-24-2005, 11:19 PM Go to last post
  11. Editors - any reccomendations?

    Hi everyone, i'm nearly dont completing my novel. I was wondering if anyone knows any editors that are good for the money? I've been using one...

    Started by A J‎, 08-14-2005 01:23 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  12. copyright

    I have sent my stories in to the copyright office and I was wondering how long should I wait before I send a letter to an agent or publisher? Should...

    Started by A Peek‎, 05-27-2006 08:56 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-30-2006, 04:40 PM Go to last post
  13. Mya, Oh Wise One....

    (and anyone else with experience as well!) I recently received a request for a full. The agent wants me to include my submissions history. ...

    Started by A Writer‎, 02-17-2007 05:16 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-18-2007, 08:38 AM Go to last post
  14. Question RE: referral from editor

    An editor at a well-known imprint recently rejected my manuscript, but gave me a referral to an editor at a different publishing house. Is it...

    Started by A Writer‎, 01-17-2007 03:27 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    01-24-2007, 02:44 PM Go to last post
  15. Humor Journals/Magazines

    I have been receiving positive feedback from a piece Iíve submitted to a few lit journals. But while they say they liked it, they point out that itís...

    Started by A. L. Gerard‎, 05-26-2005 05:04 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-29-2005, 06:30 AM Go to last post
  16. Creative non-fiction

    Please, please forgive my ignorance, but what is meant by "creative non-fiction"? Is it something like Garrison Keillor's work? Or is it like "The...

    Started by A. L. Gerard‎, 03-22-2005 05:51 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-23-2005, 06:44 AM Go to last post
  17. I'm okay with this

    I got my first rejection today. But that’s okay because I hadn’t held out much hope from this agent anyway. Although she’s apparently successful...

    Started by A. L. Gerard‎, 04-05-2003 11:23 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-06-2003, 12:38 PM Go to last post
  18. Alternate approaches

    I have recently begun the first round of my querying process. The first ones went out this weekend. No doubt, very soon, my mailbox will become my...

    Started by A. L. Gerard‎, 03-17-2003 05:57 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-17-2003, 06:32 PM Go to last post
  19. Synopsis Length

    The common wisdom seems to be that a synopsis (for a novel) should be “brief” yet “complete”, with 1-3 pages being ideal, but certainly no longer...

    Started by A. L. Gerard‎, 02-18-2003 05:24 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-18-2003, 05:44 PM Go to last post
  20. Categorizing My Novel

    Okay, so I've finished my masterpiece and now I'm ready to begin the query letter-rejection-query letter-rejection-query letter-rejection . . ....

    Started by A. L. Gerard‎, 01-11-2003 05:41 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 638
    01-13-2003, 12:07 PM Go to last post

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