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Old 01-06-2013, 02:55 AM   #1
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This being my first post, I hope I don't break any rules. In 2009 at the ripe age of 53, I decided to try my hand at writing short stories. I picked up a pen and pad and wrote, then I transfered the scribble to my computer. I showed some family members my work, then I posted stories on fictionpress.com and got more encouragement and feedback. Today, I'm happy and amazed to say I've had some success getting published in online magazines:

"Blood Brothers" Raphael's Village Magazine
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"Clay Feet" Slow Trains Literary Journal
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I write this hoping someone out there ( no matter what age) will be inspired to follow their dream... and start writing and keep writing.
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Hello there Anthony, and welcome to AW. I was also past 50 when I had the courage to present my first novel to a publisher. Since then I'm the author of 5 published works. So yes, one should never give up dreams!
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Hello there Anthony, and welcome to AW. I was also past 50 when I had the courage to present my first novel to a publisher. Since then I'm the author of 5 published works. So yes, one should never give up dreams!
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