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Old 12-04-2010, 06:19 AM   #1
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New to Forums, Hooray!

I have been lurking for months now, and finally registered.

I have been in the writing game for a while now, mostly fantasy and horror short stories and consudting interviews with musicians and actors at a horror webzine.

Rejections come more frequently than acceptances for me. I tend to lean towards the pulp stye of fiction writing, ala Robert E. Howard and Phillip Farmer. I just finished my first novel, and am tallying up an impressive rejection count (8 so far). I am still keeping my head up though.

Hope everyone is well, and I am glad I finally registered!!
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:43 AM   #2
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:23 AM   #3
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Hey Jeff. Persistence is the key and it appears you have it. Glad to see you here
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:02 AM   #4
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Take a wander around the various forums, there's lots to see and lots to learn, and even some fun threads too. Come along and pop on over to the Traditional Irish Pub (at the top of the Newbie forum) and say hi, there's plenty of friendly faces that you can chat with and lots of banter. There's also the Question of the Day threads at the top of the Newbie forum where you can answer random questions.

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Old 12-04-2010, 08:06 AM   #5
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:27 AM   #6
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Old 12-04-2010, 02:10 PM   #7
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Old 12-04-2010, 05:11 PM   #8
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:55 PM   #9
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:26 AM   #10
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Welcome to the cooler Jeff. You're in good company, because we've all gotten rejection letters. We're here for you, man.
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:12 AM   #11
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Hey Jeff; Look at it this way - your batting average will never improve if you don't go to bat regularly. And like all great hitters, find a good batting coach.
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