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2/3/12 3:32 P

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SOARINGPHENIX (love that username by the way!) What is your book about? I know this post old but, I'm curious. I want to also get this team up and running again!!!




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7/31/11 10:14 P

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I love to write and currently I am working on a project with a character 2 yr younger than myself and I am about 20 or more pages in it.

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9/13/10 3:20 P

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I love to write... and I too must write... A part of me would die if I didn't...




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9/4/10 9:48 A

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I have always been a writer. I must write; it is not a choice. I have no aspirations of publication though I have been published in technical journals. My personal style is narrative and I write to entertain family and friends and to poke fun at my life. My knack is in taking the mundane and twisting it around into humor. Challenges do not work for me as my writing is personal and flows when it flows and stalls when it stalls. Plus I donít need any more deadlines in my life creating more stress. That being said, I completed the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) last year and managed to produce 50,000 words in one month, mostly drivel, but with a core story of some interesting characters that could stand some developing if I chose to go that route. I learned that I hate novel writing (way too complicated and time-consuming for me). I also learned that characters unexpectedly take the story hostage and force it into unintended places. Fiction is not my forte. I would rather write about real life. My most important take-away from NaNoWriMo was to let go of perfectionism, to just write and not censor, no editing, no worry about syntax and grammar. Just write. And write. And writeÖ



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8/18/10 7:39 P

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I am a wanna be writer. I have characters and places and plots that rattle around in my head, but I don't write them down. I want to, but I don't. I used to think I didn't have time to write, but now I know that I don't write them down because I am killing my stories before they ever hit the paper because of a lack of confidence. It is the mentality that I can't see myself being a Stephen King or a Maya Angelo. I don't think anything I would write would be good enough to let others read. My daughter is a fantastic artist but she is doing the same thing I do. She got accepted to Columbus College of Art & Design. Their students have gone on to work on many famous films such as The Lion King, The Matrix, Monster's Inc., etc. She went for one semester and was unable to continue due to money concerns. I told her that is ok but don't stop drawing, painting, taking photos or practicing your art in any form at any time, but she has. She said it is not like I am ever going to make any money at it. So sad, I am going to stop being a WANNA BE writer. In order to set a good example for my daughter, I am going to start writing no matter how I feel about my writing. Maybe, I will inspire her to create again. Thank you for this team.
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8/5/10 11:22 A

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Good morning. I have been writing since 1976 and maintain a Blog called 'Expressions Poetry Journal' chesakat1.blogspot.com Also, if you would like to join a great poetry website I recommend poetrysoup.com You can post there and receive comments from other writers. What I learned most there was how to write in poetry form...

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10/27/09 3:38 P

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Dr. Seuss, by the way rejected a few publishers that wanted to change his work. He was also from a fairly wealthy, very tight knit family. I think I remember there having been a request to change the spelling of his name, and the art that accompanied his stories. I am not certain if it is the same art that is in his books today but he was working with a specific illustrator, either his sister or his wife.

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9/13/09 8:37 P

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I mean Dr. Seuss was rejected for years before a small press finally took a chance with him. Not all parents have or let their kids read Dr. Seuss books, for many reasons, but they are in my owm experience almost a staple in day care centers. I read them to my nephew's and nieces, though to be honest I never even saw one until I was 12. They are so fun and useful!

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8/23/09 10:01 A

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Yes, rejection is almost a way of life for writers! My first Journalism teacher used to talk about how his father had enough rejection slips to wallpaper the bathroom when he was a kid. When it came time to wallpaper he asked his father why he didn't just do that and his father made the wry comment that when he shaves he feels it necessary to stick to his face and away from his wrists. The feeling that so many rejection slips gives is tremendous and I'm certain both the father and son were exaggerating or at least those words were said lighheartedly. Still, things to know are that Dr. Schultz even had a hard time getting published as widely read by chldren and parents as his books are. Try not to fall for the "If you send in your poem in may be published in our next anthology" line. They usually require that you buy that anthology.

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4/23/09 3:21 P

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If you go to the library they have a book on publishers that are looking for poems. Have you ever tried writing greeting cards? Check the cards on the back and write for guidelines. Wouldn't it be nice to see your cards out there?

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4/21/09 8:02 P

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That was really inspirational thanks Camey.. {{Hugs}} I know that one day I would love to publish my very own poem book! Now that I've read this, I know that if I get rejected at first to not give up or feel bad or think that my writing isn't worth it... and to just keep trying, that was great advice thanks again!




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4/18/09 5:08 P

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Miz...Maybe this will help.

Rejection slips
by Camey

Writers are familiar with rejection slips. Those form letters editors/publishers sometimes find time to send back in our self-addressed envelopes.

I had my share of those nasty little devils and I know they will never leave me alone. Once in a while they take a vacation and an editor/publisher asks to see my ms.

Beginners have to expect rejection slips. Cry a little, then get over it. You can either throw those rejection slips away or file them, whichever pleases you. But if you are going to become a writer you will need them when you file your income tax, if you do get published.

Once you make over $400.00 you have to file a form with the government. Saving your rejection slips will prove to the government you are serious about writing and it is not just a hobby, if you decide to become self-employed. If you do go this route, you are able to take off expenses for books, stamps, labels, envelopes, stationary, etc. But you need the rejection slips to prove you are sending out those queries, if you are audited.

But for goodness sakes, donít stop writing because you receive rejection slips. Even the best writers get them. If you think the authors on the top seller list made it on the first try, you are mistaken. They probably have stacks of rejection slips, enough to wallpaper a room. Look how famous the Chicken Soup books are today. Do you think the first query got publication? Well you are wrong. I understand there were 300 rejections before the authors found a publisher. And there are many other stories about rejection slips, even some of the movies. What one publisher likes, another rejects. That is why you have to keep plugging your wares. Then and only then will you go to the mail box one day and find something you did not expect, a check.

When I received my first rejection slip, I stopped writing but a good friend of mine, long since gone, told me to get back to my writing. If I did not listen to him today, I would not be a professional writer. I was bitter because of the rejection slips and I did not want to write anymore. What was the use? Then my local editor looked at one of my clips and saw promise. All I had to do to edit it was put in a few quotes.
I did and saw my byline in print. An exciting moment, when it happens to you, I wonít have to tell you how I felt.

So take some advice from someone who has been there. Donít let it get you down, instead send 10, 20, even 30 query letters, then write more. Once they are in the mail start another story, article, poem, or whatever you want to write. If you want to get published you should never give up. I didnít and look at me now.






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4/16/09 1:37 P

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I'm really excited about this team I want to get it up and running.. its been kind of slow.

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4/6/09 5:51 P

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Thank You Jan for the tip I look forward to doing so. I will as soon as life slows down a bit for me, 2009 has been crazy!

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I umm.. haven't published anything if that is what you are asking me. I want to though, its definitely in my life plan, haha!

Sorry I am getting to this so late girls. I've just been so terribly busy with life and other teams. Not to say this team is less important, I really hope that's not anyone's thoughts or opinions I just have to keep writing and sharing my work with you..

I hope you'll do the same.




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3/28/09 12:41 P

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Miz If you go to team on the main page you will come to other writer sites you might enjoy. Check them out. Writers support group, Writers and Poets, Writers roundtable, The writer in me, Writers workshop, Random writers, Inner journey and writers are some. Check them out if you like to write.

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3/28/09 12:37 P

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Lucky You hit the nail on the head with your writing. It is the best way to write because you never know when a good story will come from it. Good luck.

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3/20/09 3:06 P

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I just wanted to pop in here a quick second and add my two cents. I have been writing poetry for twenty years and children/tween books for ten years, nothing published yet. Boy was I excited to find this team. OMG Becky! I look forward to reading everything that is posted here. See Ya!

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I think that writing can be a whole new subject to chat about. I have been writing on and off. lately it's been on the back burner as my health issues needed some attending to as they were screaming at me for help! LOL

Applehead: Have you been writing long? As I do have poetry online and now I think i have a short story ready ....just probably needing directions on which way to go or maybe a bit reluctant to do so right now. Still thinking and praying to God for guidance.

Any thoughts on this? also helpful tips would be great and please make them short as today my attention span is very limited having fibromyalgia, but i do my best as that's all i can do today.


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3/17/09 11:01 P

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I'm doing pretty good!!! Still sick but good hehe. I've been writing poetry since I was 8 years old and haven't stopped since. I write about my life stories and the things that have happened to me. Writing is my release when I'm upset, mad, angry, hurt, sad, disappointed. It's a great way to let it all out!



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3/17/09 8:54 P

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How is everybody doing!?

I'm excited, I really want to get this team going. I love to write poetry and I want to share it with all of you. I want all of you to share your poems/stories with me as well if you wish to of course.




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3/17/09 8:49 P

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Sit down, grab a cup of coffee or tea which ever you choose and lets talk about writing!

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