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  1. Help Me! I need to get published!

    HI. I really need help! I've had this ambition ever since i could speak! I have a story to tell, a good one and wanted to know more about up and...

    Started by miss bling‎, 02-11-2005 11:42 AM
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  2. The appropriate length of a novel.

    My novel only consists of about 27400 words....I`ve read somewhere that a novel must consist of at least 30,000 words. So where do I stand? Is my...

    Started by Eleanor Eveningstar‎, 01-30-2004 06:03 AM
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  3. Need for professional proofreaders?

    Hello, I am new to this site and to chat sites in general. I have been reading your discussion on proofreading and I have a question to ask. I am...

    Started by michael lamping‎, 11-14-2010 07:24 AM
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  4. Oh my! Question about italics

    I read an article last night on Absolute Write regarding the FAQs for submitting manuscripts. It mentioned when italics are intended, to underscore...

    Started by Jude Garrison‎, 08-10-2009 10:04 PM
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  5. Just a curious question

    Should you or should you not have your manuscript copywrited before you submit? Or is that what a publisher, agent, or press does?

    Started by Judy Spelbring‎, 02-15-2009 03:16 PM
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  6. looking for opinions

    Can anyone tell me the best way for me to show my work? I have never wrote anything publicly. The only person I have ever shown my work to is my...

    Started by Robert Hobaugh‎, 04-30-2008 08:45 PM
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    05-14-2008, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  7. Looking for volunteer recruits

    Greetings I have a lady that you would like to meet She started Voices Against Violence 10 years ago in Ashville, Alabama that deals with...

    Started by Alan Perry Jr‎, 12-27-2007 03:20 PM
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    01-02-2008, 11:10 AM Go to last post
  8. all done

    I just finished my first draft, and I am so psyched. Took me a year, from beginning to end, and there were some big spaces of non-writing time, while...

    Started by Cara K‎, 11-30-2007 06:34 PM
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    12-04-2007, 03:19 PM Go to last post
  9. What am I suppose to do?

    It's not that I don't get it. It's because - and ONLY because - I'm 19 years old that no agent will consider me. I'm 19, so it's not like I have a...

    Started by Joshua Herron‎, 06-25-2005 03:05 PM
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    06-28-2005, 08:15 PM Go to last post
  10. Fantasy/Science fiction please elaborate.

    I have always thought that Fantasy was anything make-believe and Science fiction, anything to do with Space. Can anyone explain further?

    Started by Thya Kantas‎, 04-01-2005 09:42 AM
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    04-04-2005, 08:09 AM Go to last post
  11. Okay, let me have it...Round Two

    This is worst than the IOWA tests in grade school--I feel THE PRESSURE! (lol) Preamble: Thank you SO MUCh for your input. It REALLY has...

    Started by Medvid Pace‎, 12-24-2004 04:39 PM
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  12. The Art of Inhumanities

    I was educated,and grew up in the southern United States maybe a bit naive,as I believed we in the arts especially visual,and or writing could do our...

    Started by Steven William Leak‎, 05-16-2004 03:50 AM
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    05-21-2004, 04:27 AM Go to last post
  13. As if it wasn't hard enough to get published...

    SIMON & SCHUSTER TO CUT TITLES, AX 5% OF STAFF By KEITH J. KELLY July 22, 2003 -- Simon & Schuster Inc., the book publishing unit of...

    Started by lars‎, 07-22-2003 03:42 PM
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    07-25-2003, 10:35 AM Go to last post
  14. Looking for inspiration...

    I know, I'm terrible. I know that if I wait for inspirationn in order to write anything, I'll never get any writing done. But, sometimes, it is...

    Started by Sarah Grigsby‎, 05-20-2003 08:42 AM
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    05-23-2003, 12:38 PM Go to last post
  15. A small venting story

    Can I vent? Can I, for one teensy, schmeency minute just vent? Here, I'll make it into a story so Hamish won't holler. It won't be cute or artsy,...

    Started by Liz‎, 01-01-2003 03:59 PM
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  16. Examples of show not tell

    In a thread below, Debbi asked for examples of showing, not telling (after bravely posting a section for crit and getting some hard-hitting...

    Started by Liz‎, 12-28-2002 08:14 AM
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  17. OMG-Two Publishers

    Hi, Yesterday and today I've received e-mails from FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX and Warner Books wanted to see my manuscript. I'd write more but in...

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 10-03-2002 12:46 PM
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  18. Anyone know anything about Delaware???

    If anyone on this website can tell me something about the Delaware and Maryland area. (Or if you know anyone who can tell me about those places!) I...

    Started by Raikai‎, 06-19-2002 11:07 AM
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  19. Feedback requested

    Hi everyone, I would be greatly appreciative of some feedback on the first couple of pages of the novel I am working on, entitled "The Cobbler's...

    Started by Roger Metcalf‎, 06-07-2002 08:50 PM
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  20. abbreviations

    Please, What does POD stand for?

    Started by mike‎, 08-23-2001 11:18 AM
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    08-24-2001, 11:12 PM Go to last post

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