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Thread: The Writers' Bridge (Gail & Darrell Laurant)

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    The Writers' Bridge (Gail & Darrell Laurant)

    The Writers' Bridge, a writers' co-op.....anyone have any experience with them? I read about their contest in a respected writers' newsletter (ahem) and got interested in knowing more.

    I searched high and low and found next to nothing nowhere about them.
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    I would guess why you didn't find anything is because I think their a private group. And to get in has to be by membership. Just e-mail them and ask for information.
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    No Writers' Bridge members here on AW? Yoooo-hooooooo! Anyone?

    Hm.

    Guess not.
    I'm proud to be part of Dawno's Invisible Circle.
    ... When he left for Iraq I reminded him that there was this huge invisible circle of people, some I don't even really know, that see his picture and send their good thoughts, prayers and support his way. He was very moved by it and I know it's one of the things he relies on when he's down or afraid. ~Dawno
    At least pay attention. We owe it to our troops.


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    I don't see what's so private about them. Paprika's link goes to their explain-all website. Here's the page on how they supposedly work.

    What are they really? Take your pick:
    ___ A busywork project for writers who are avoiding writing.

    ___ A bunch of misguided souls who don't realize that they've reinvented the literary agency. (As has been said before on the internet, the problem isn't that they're reinventing the wheel; it's that they're arguing about whether it should have three corners or four.)

    ___ Doomed. They think editing is a grammar and spelling check. They think their "idea bank" is a valuable resource. They have no mechanism for tracking sales and payments, but they think authors are going to reliably remit 20% of their sales in repayment for WB's rudimentary editing and agenting.
    Check all the answers that seem applicable.

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    Thanks for your insightful perspective, Hapi!
    I'm proud to be part of Dawno's Invisible Circle.
    ... When he left for Iraq I reminded him that there was this huge invisible circle of people, some I don't even really know, that see his picture and send their good thoughts, prayers and support his way. He was very moved by it and I know it's one of the things he relies on when he's down or afraid. ~Dawno
    At least pay attention. We owe it to our troops.


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    Updating link, again: http://www.writersbridge.net/
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