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  1. Why do editors want our manuscripts Double-Spaced?

    I don't understand the logic here. To me, single-spaced looks better. Plus, the writer can send in more pages this way. Are these editors that...

    Started by Robert Weldon‎, 02-02-2008 05:56 PM
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    02-04-2008, 12:24 PM Go to last post
  2. Converting Short Story to Screen Play

    In a moment of impulse I sent a short story to a posting looking for 30 page screen plays stories about mothers and daughters. Now the production...

    Started by Julie Shapiro‎, 03-26-2004 01:20 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-28-2004, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  3. Where do you get your cover artist?

    Iíve done reviews for many self published authors, and one of the things that Iíve frequently noticed is the poor quality of the cover art. In some...

    Started by Lindsay Pasch‎, 10-30-2010 02:19 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 3,156
    11-14-2010, 05:35 AM Go to last post
  4. Manuscript - Loose leaf or bound?

    I'm new here, so excuse me if this question has been asked before. I have a 200,000 word manuscript. In 12 point font, double spaced, single-sided,...

    Started by Chris Mills‎, 12-29-2005 03:08 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 3,143
    12-31-2005, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  5. Vocabulary

    I need to boost my vocabulary. I have already tried just reading a dictionary, but I can't remember the words I learn, there are so many. I tried...

    Started by Logan Albrecht‎, 07-18-2009 02:42 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 3,136
    07-21-2009, 10:05 PM Go to last post
  6. The joys of editing...

    Hello, all. I want to start by saying that this website has been a godsend. I\'ve learned A LOT from your questions and feedback, and the...

    Started by Audrey Corl‎, 12-03-2009 03:49 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
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    12-06-2009, 12:42 AM Go to last post
  7. Dorrance Publishing

    I have searched the archives of this site and come up empty handed. Does anyone have any input on Dorrance Publishing Co out of Pittsburgh? Thank...

    Started by Tracy McGinnis‎, 09-11-2003 11:47 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 3,129
    09-05-2009, 09:27 AM Go to last post
  8. New Literary Agencies

    Does anyone know of a listing of "new literary agencies" on the net? I used to have a link to a hotline that gave continuous updates when something...

    Started by J D‎, 09-05-2011 04:31 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 3,112
    09-09-2011, 08:27 AM Go to last post
  9. Newbie

    Ok, so I am almost finished with my first novel, minus some research. I decided it was time to find an agent or whatever needed to get it published....

    Started by Linda Davis‎, 11-15-2009 09:42 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 3,108
    11-17-2009, 10:19 PM Go to last post
  10. Too scared to send off a MS!

    Hi folk, I\'m a newbie on this forum, so I hope I am posting this in the right place? I have written a number of children\'s stories, and like...

    Started by Mim B‎, 02-12-2007 03:01 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 3,100
    02-14-2007, 06:42 PM Go to last post
  11. Chapter by Chapter in two pages double-spaced?

    Hi Everyone, I have a question. I am finding it dificult to fit my 28 chapter novel into a two-paged double spaced chapter-by-chapter summary....

    Started by Rosalind Morris‎, 04-16-2003 09:14 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 3,096
    04-23-2003, 01:00 PM Go to last post
  12. Conundrum

    Hey everyone. I'm currently stuck in a writing rut and can't get out, so hopefully someone can help me get out of it. I'm currently in school and...

    Started by Josh Maher‎, 04-27-2011 08:07 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 3,096
    05-29-2011, 06:38 PM Go to last post
  13. too many words

    I read Steven Smith's post on word count. My problem is on the other end of the spectrum...way on the other end. My comlete work of fiction is at...

    Started by Desiree' Vanderwal‎, 04-11-2006 12:16 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    04-24-2006, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  14. Pay rate

    I have a question. Currently, I am working for a CEO that sells natural health foods and animal product around the world. He also is a vet in...

    Started by Cary Bryan‎, 03-24-2007 08:09 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 3,063
    04-01-2007, 04:28 AM Go to last post
  15. I'm Frustrated tying to find an Author

    Ok, so I'm no writer. But I did however stumble across one hell of a story. I have posted listings on CraigsList and a couple of other spots. So...

    Started by John Johnson‎, 11-10-2007 09:44 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 3,051
    11-17-2007, 03:10 PM Go to last post
  16. My manuscript rejected

    For the first time since I started doing this, my complete manuscript was rejected today. When the SASE reared its ugly head in my mailbox, I knew I...

    Started by Karen L.K.‎, 05-09-2005 01:00 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
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    05-19-2005, 04:21 PM Go to last post
  17. The x-rated question

    The x-rated question As I zoom around computer land, I am amazed at what I read. Have read poetry that demeans both woman and man...and the vulgar...

    Started by Jennifer Reginato‎, 10-29-2001 11:26 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    11-03-2001, 11:45 PM Go to last post
  18. Gay Erotica vs. Urban Novel market?

    Greetings, I tried threadsearch and couldn't find much re: gay erotica other than female authors authoring heterosexual erotica, apologies though...

    Started by Ronald Wilson‎, 05-30-2011 05:51 PM
    erotica, urban
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,032
    06-06-2011, 09:24 PM Go to last post
  19. I Wrote Over Ten Books--Not Published Yet!

    _____There is so much crap going on in book publishing that a dude does not know where to begin. Okay, so I wrote two books--many, many moons...

    Started by Elliot Bowers‎, 01-20-2008 03:37 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 35
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    02-03-2008, 09:15 PM Go to last post
  20. Degrees and Colleges - Do They Count?

    Hello, I am currently an Illustration Major at an art college, but I've always loved writing and have been doing it ever since I was little. While...

    Started by Yanare Ku‎, 02-06-2007 03:56 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 3,020
    02-12-2007, 09:06 PM Go to last post

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