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Movies and TV / The Bridge to Teribithia
« on: February 21, 2007, 05:49:17 AM »
Anyone seen this?  It was plenty better than the first movie on this book.  It was very depressing watching it again, making our world seem so boring... back to reading lol

Rants and Stuff / Re: My Site.
« on: October 21, 2006, 09:27:35 PM »
More description - We now have an in depth RP with a class system and many diverse lands.  It even has a theme song and map. :)  

We also have a writers corner where people can get help with their writing.

Everything Else / Nanowrimo
« on: October 19, 2006, 12:38:43 AM »
I'm excited for this upcoming NaNoWriMo, but a little scared also.  I doubt i can make a decent story in one month, let alone 175 pages.  Is it really as hard as I think it's going to be?

Writing Group / Re: National Novel Writing Month 2006
« on: October 19, 2006, 12:34:05 AM »
I just signed up, due to an amazingly random idea.  It's actually a good one too.  Username is Kon, so add me if you want ;)

Rants and Stuff / Re: My Site.
« on: October 07, 2006, 04:24:02 PM »

It includes forums where you can:
Submit your work for others to read
Submit your work to be edited by our forum editors..
Read others work and rate them
Discuss anything you want!

You can also apply for the Featured Writer position, where you will be given your own forum and a spot on our main page where your works will be posted.

Rants and Stuff / Re: Stuff that Leaves You Unsettled
« on: October 06, 2006, 04:49:34 PM »
Every time i look at the clock it is 11:11.  It freaks me out.  I will just be sitting there, typing, when i decided to check the time and it's either 1:11 or 11:11!

Writing Group / Re: Publishers
« on: October 06, 2006, 04:29:19 PM »
Ya.  I've just recently decided that i want to write.  It's the one thing i enjoy doing almost anytime of the day.

Rants and Stuff / Re: My Site.
« on: October 06, 2006, 04:27:29 PM »
oops forgot the URL  lol  :-[

Rants and Stuff / My Site.
« on: October 06, 2006, 01:04:15 AM »
I would really appreciate it if you guys could join and hang out there a little bit, submit some stuff ect.  It's new and i'm working on it but i could use some mods and editors. :)

Writing Group / Re: Publishers
« on: October 06, 2006, 12:00:06 AM »
Then your friend was published by a vanity publisher, which won't be doing anything to promote, edit, shape, or in any other way make the book better or get it to sell. He probably also paid for the privilege.

The idea isn't getting "published." The idea is getting your work to the quality that you can make a living (or at least a little extra money)--i.e., your writing will be good enough for other people to want to buy.

And even if nobody ever buys it, you'll know *you* made it the highest quality it could be before trying to send it out to publishers. Sure, it's a lot of hoops to go through. But anything worth doing is worth doing well, and the hoops are a way of ensuring you're going to find the right publisher for you--the right editor, the right marketing team, the right amount they'll be willing to pay you, and all of that.

How old are you? I had the impression that you're a teenager, so I give this advice from that perspective: don't even worry about getting published at this point in your life. Just write, and write, and write. Workshop it in creative writing classes or writing groups. Get involved in local writing societies and learn about the publishing process as you get into college and start thinking about the professional end of things.

Being a writer and wanting to be published means becoming a professional. That means honing your skills so a publisher will want to "hire" you, the same as any job. It's just a more creative job than most, and you get to work for yourself for the most part. If you don't do that, then the only publishers you'll attract are the scam artists and the self-publishers that serve a much, much different purpose. The only time I'd recommend self/vanity publishing is if you were writing a local history or a family history or something only of a limited interest, for which you'll want only a few to a couple hundred copies, and for which there's no national market.

Thank you for that.  I really liked the advice and i will do what you said.  I don't know i'm just probably getting ahead of myself but

Writing Group / Re: Publishers
« on: October 05, 2006, 11:27:54 PM »
My friend published a book for free.  He just emailed his manuscript and they accepted it in a week.

Writing Group / Publishers
« on: October 05, 2006, 09:46:27 PM »
Does anyone know some good publishers, who are easy to get into?

Everything Else / Publishers
« on: October 05, 2006, 09:46:27 PM »
This topic has been moved to [link=;action=display;num=1160165551;start=0]Writing Group[/link] by Spriggan.

Writing Group / Re: New Group Members for AS and AS2
« on: October 05, 2006, 09:31:22 PM »
Sounds good to me.. even if you are disgusted.

Writing Group / Re: National Novel Writing Month 2006
« on: October 05, 2006, 02:30:34 PM »
Alright I'm in.  I'll probably do a rough fantasy book.

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