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  1. is anybody freaking out there??

    Is anybody freaking out there??

    Started by DeanB‎, 04-21-2004 07:20 PM
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    04-26-2004, 10:51 AM Go to last post
  2. 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
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    02-10-2016, 10:28 AM Go to last post
  3. Obscenity and literary agents

    The following is an email dialogue I had with a literary agent about my novel Slow Burn. (It was my very first email/contact with one). ...

    Started by Shanan Smith‎, 06-20-2004 08:45 AM
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    06-27-2004, 06:49 PM Go to last post
  4. What exactly IS vanity press?

    Personally, I hate the term “vanity press”. To me it is meant to be deliberately derogatory, implying that an author thinks their work is so good,...

    Started by Al Gale‎, 05-06-2004 11:49 AM
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    05-16-2004, 05:18 AM Go to last post
  5. Looking For Manuscripts

    Breen Straw Publishing is accepting manuscripts from unpublished writers. Completed works only, please. No biographies or (ugh) autobiographies. ...

    Started by Breen Straw Publishing‎, 10-02-2002 10:43 AM
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    10-05-2002, 07:07 AM Go to last post
  6. S.T. Literary Agency

    From what I can tell from my research, this agency seems legit. The have looked over my manuscript and invited me to fill out a "PreContract Author...

    Started by Olufemi Taiwo‎, 09-16-2003 03:53 AM
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    09-15-2006, 09:25 AM Go to last post
  7. WritersNet Anthology Idea

    Discussion on Brian Wolford's idea for an anthology of writing by Writersnetters has flared and died over the weekend. (See here, here and here.)...

    Started by Hamish (WritersNet)‎, 04-21-2002 04:52 PM
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    10-08-2002, 08:30 PM Go to last post
  8. Would you buy this book for a kid 10-12 with this blurb?

    Twelve-year-old Alyssa Norris has suffered through tough times of her life. She lost her parents at the age of seven, her aunt at age nine, and her...

    Started by Sunayna Prasad‎, 06-27-2011 10:09 AM
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    08-12-2011, 06:57 AM Go to last post
  9. Hello, I'm new.

    Hi. I'm Eelahne. I believe in being completely direct. So if anyone should say something about me I'd have no problem with you saying it to me. Okay....

    Started by Eelahne Ophry‎, 07-22-2002 05:23 AM
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    07-26-2002, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  10. Published or not??

    ok here is the deal. I supposedly have like 4 or 5 poems published by Poetry.com and they have supposedly sold my poems within their books so would...

    Started by Joe D Sr.‎, 08-11-2003 10:04 PM
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    08-23-2003, 06:57 AM Go to last post
  11. Bwah ha ha HAAAAA!

    I've finally stumbled upon a book that is writing itself! I just thought I would share some gloating joy. Not that I have anything to gloat about...

    Started by Kimberly Blaszyk‎, 06-21-2003 12:31 PM
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    07-05-2003, 11:39 AM Go to last post
  12. For Young Writers

    This is for Chelsea and other young writers who post here saying they want to be published: From Conversations: Reynolds Price and William Ray...

    Started by Nora Christie‎, 09-18-2003 08:30 AM
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    09-20-2003, 04:50 PM Go to last post
  13. Will someone PLEASE give me some advice, or do I have to offer cookies to lure you people over here? -taps foot impatiently-

    Alright, fine. Maybe I'm just acting like every other bratty 14 year old on this planet. Flame me, then, or whatever it is you do here. but can you...

    Started by Ronto Yukimaru‎, 04-29-2009 03:25 PM
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    05-02-2009, 01:11 PM Go to last post
  14. copyright restrictions

    I am almost through with my first novel. In my novel my character has a few hours where he is travelling, so he listens to music. I quote a couple...

    Started by Morris Graham‎, 12-20-2007 05:23 AM
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    12-26-2007, 07:18 AM Go to last post
  15. Greetings

    Hello i am an unpublished writer, writing from the UK, just found this site - hope to gain acceptance with in your (our?)community! I write mainly...

    Started by Dwight Wild-Stephenson‎, 10-26-2002 10:52 AM
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    11-01-2002, 07:42 AM Go to last post
  16. Short Story Contest

    SHORT STORY CONTEST: For all aspiring writers out there who have been bubbling with stories that need to be told to the world, here's a grand...

    Started by Huned Contractor‎, 08-27-2008 04:28 AM
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    04-16-2009, 09:04 AM Go to last post
  17. Warp Drive.

    I understand that unless I'm writing a Star Trek novel that I'm not supposed to use a Warp drive in my science fiction. That I will never considered...

    Started by Andre Ford‎, 06-25-2009 08:05 PM
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    07-06-2009, 02:27 PM Go to last post
  18. My first fictional novel

    I would like feedback from the plot of my novel. Yolanda, a beautiful, naive, black and wealthy young woman graduates Summa Cum Laude from Harvard...

    Started by Sharma Labrew‎, 01-13-2005 05:43 PM
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    01-21-2005, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  19. Poem Critique Please

    Hi all... I don't often post in here but I often read the posts. I write fiction, and that's where I hope my future lies. But since I don't yet...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 12-23-2002 03:01 AM
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    12-29-2002, 05:06 PM Go to last post
  20. Hamish re: Epstein

    Hamish, Although you certainly don't need to defend your decisions, I have couple questions regarding the banishment of Epstein the agitator. ...

    Started by Matt H‎, 12-02-2002 09:13 AM
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    12-05-2002, 08:47 AM Go to last post

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