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Forum: Unpublished Writers

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  1. Wondering if I'm weird for doing this...

    Okay, so I'm finished with book one. Still making a few minor plot changes thanks to some new ideas... But I know how it ends, I've written over 80K...

    Started by brittney voyles‎, 05-26-2009 10:54 AM
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    05-28-2009, 12:41 PM Go to last post
  2. Writers Block

    How often do you get writers block? It is the most annoying thing in the world, and yet, everyone seems to experience it at one time or another. For...

    Started by Holly Invisible‎, 02-07-2009 07:48 AM
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    02-13-2009, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  3. Please Be Careful!

    This past weekend I was invited to attend an open house for a company that called itself "A New Kind of Publisher." Of course I was curious and spent...

    Started by Jerry Simmons‎, 12-06-2005 02:57 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-07-2005, 02:23 PM Go to last post
  4. Waiting for a reply

    I have tried the one agent at a time method of sending a query letter and so far I have only sent out one query. I was a little curious as to how...

    Started by Kessa Baylor‎, 06-21-2004 07:35 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-22-2004, 08:53 AM Go to last post
  5. Character introductions

    Hey, folks, If anyone can offer an opinion on how quickly major characters should be introduced in a fiction novel (my early guess, 75,000-90,000...

    Started by Keith Postler‎, 02-15-2002 03:14 PM
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    02-17-2002, 07:22 PM Go to last post
  6. Decided to self-publish

    Just wanted to let everyone know that I have decided to self-publish my manuscript. Actually it is what Christ had told me to do all alone. Its in...

    Started by Harold Crow‎, 03-29-2007 07:30 AM
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    04-14-2007, 08:30 PM Go to last post
  7. Foreword

    As an unpublished writer, would it be considered presumptuous in the extreme to ask a recognized author if he/she would write a foreword for your...

    Started by David Madison‎, 01-09-2008 04:30 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    01-13-2008, 02:51 PM Go to last post
  8. oh no, people might read my book!

    Things are going OK with my novel-in-progress. The end is in sight, and my agent is talking about starting to show it to publishers and sending a...

    Started by eva f‎, 03-21-2007 04:29 PM
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    03-30-2007, 01:29 PM Go to last post
  9. agent courtesy

    Please forgive me if my question is trivial. I signed with a reputable NY literary agent in late September, and since mid October he has basically...

    Started by Alix Sheppy‎, 12-01-2005 03:45 PM
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    12-04-2005, 10:32 AM Go to last post
  10. Help

    Hi I am 16 with a lot of ideas for great books, but I can not put them on paper. Please help.

    Started by blake coleman‎, 08-03-2009 09:00 AM
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    08-04-2009, 03:27 PM Go to last post
  11. First post, tell me my problems.

    This is a story that I have been working on for a while and have done many revisions. I am sure it is in need of more. This is my first submission...

    Started by Cubist One‎, 07-13-2009 06:32 PM
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    07-15-2009, 09:01 AM Go to last post
  12. A Significant Non-Fiction Book Proposal

    In addition to having formulated the standard query and Proposal and Outline, I've also fashioned a comprehensive 45-page "Treatment" of my proposed...

    Started by Don Baker‎, 03-13-2003 03:36 PM
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    11-13-2003, 04:16 PM Go to last post
  13. Voice of a lonely writer.

    As a Black writer I find that it is extremely difficult to speak with a voice that is not in line with mainstream Black thought. There are few...

    Started by Darin Fu-Ski‎, 05-25-2001 12:17 PM
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    05-31-2001, 06:22 PM Go to last post
  14. Questions on publishing short stories

    Ok, I'll try this again. Sorry if it posts twice. I got an error the last time I tried to post. Again, Im not sure if this is the right place to...

    Started by Erin McGuire‎, 04-25-2005 07:08 PM
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    04-28-2005, 08:17 PM Go to last post
  15. Line spacing & font size on the printed page

    Hello, If I'm in the wrong place here I apologise. Sometimes I see a bookpage that has a particular appearance that looks ideal and would suit...

    Started by Hansen Nees‎, 02-14-2011 01:01 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-14-2011, 06:59 AM Go to last post
  16. Just looking for some feedback

    Here's a quick short story that I was hoping I could get some feedback on.Feel free to be brutal, I have tough skin. Please keep in mind that...

    Started by Cole Mayhew‎, 04-19-2005 02:16 PM
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    04-26-2005, 06:07 PM Go to last post
  17. SCREENPLAY

    Good morning, WNers! I'm writing a screenplay and following the guidelines as instructed in 'The Complete Book Of Scriptwriting'. Someone told me...

    Started by larry moses‎, 11-02-2009 05:27 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    11-06-2009, 02:05 PM Go to last post
  18. Encouragement

    I wanted to take a few minutes to talk to those of you who are still struggling with being unpublished. I'd like to offer encouragement -- and toot...

    Started by Diane Rogers‎, 12-03-2008 03:31 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    12-05-2008, 01:33 PM Go to last post
  19. rowligesque failings

    as neither a published nor even anywhere near it writer, why do so many would-be's insist on pursuing along the line of quadology's or quintology's,...

    Started by ray S‎, 03-25-2004 05:00 AM
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    03-27-2004, 02:45 PM Go to last post
  20. Submit something, please

    I'm putting together an anthology of crime fiction and more, and I'm looking for submissions. Even if this kind of fiction isn't your specialty...

    Started by M.L. B.‎, 08-27-2006 08:42 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,052
    08-28-2006, 11:42 PM Go to last post

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