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Old 12-21-2012, 12:12 AM   #1
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Talking Hello from the Tip of the Mitten (Michigan)

I've been writing for ten years and have self-published most of my work. I'm here on AbsoluteWrite looking for help in pitching and querying.
I'm looking forward to helping others, too, with grammar and editing (decades of experience with a red pen and high school students).
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:22 AM   #3
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Hi Debra,

Welcome - from another Newbie. I'm still stumbling my way around the myriad of sites. There are plenty that provide interest, plenty for advice, and plenty to waste your time when you want to be wasted.

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