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Old 07-17-2006, 03:46 AM   #301
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Hi, I'm a new member as of a minute ago. I followed a link from one of the writers pages at Publishers Marketplace.
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:16 AM   #302
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I was simply looking for market lists -- and Googled "writers markets". I found the "paying markets" forum -- and then found that there's a lot to go with it.
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:18 PM   #303
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Old 07-19-2006, 05:45 AM   #304
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Hm. Juicy. Who is the Barbara Bauer person and what did she complain about?
Barbara Bauer made Writer Beware's 20 Worst Agents list. And she didn't like it one bit. I'm sure if you check the Beware and Background Checks forum here, you'll find a thread about her.

More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Bauer

As for what she complained about, I first learned about it after reading a blog that referenced this entry at Making Light...

http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight...es/007577.html
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:39 AM   #305
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I was checking on the credentials of The Desert Rose Literary Agency before I sent a query to them. (A good thing, too. Apparently, they're suspect.) Google led me here, among a couple of other places.
Only a member for 24 hrs., and lovin' it. Rennie.
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:51 AM   #306
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I posted a question on one of the IMDB.com forums asking for support websites for newbie writers, I've got to say it was one of the most productive questions I've asked!
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Old 07-19-2006, 10:07 PM   #307
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I'm a newbie here, but I just found this site today. Yesterday while I was on my myspace I decided to search writers and found the profile that linked me to Julia Temlyn's site WritersRemember.com. Today, while I had more time to read through the forums over there, I found her thread about the "fiasco" and her encouragement to join here and check things out, so here I am...just a scribbling butterfly, flitting from place to place.

Haven't really gotten in here and gotten my fingers "dirty" yet, but give me time and I'll be all over the place, hopefully.
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Old 07-19-2006, 10:33 PM   #308
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I'm a newbie here, but I just found this site today. Yesterday while I was on my myspace I decided to search writers and found the profile that linked me to Julia Temlyn's site WritersRemember.com. Today, while I had more time to read through the forums over there, I found her thread about the "fiasco" and her encouragement to join here and check things out, so here I am...just a scribbling butterfly, flitting from place to place.

Haven't really gotten in here and gotten my fingers "dirty" yet, but give me time and I'll be all over the place, hopefully.
I am SO glad you're here, Holly. I can't wait to get to know you in both the forums! You sound like a kindred spirit, from your e-mail. I hope you'll find lots of support and encouragement here!

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Old 07-20-2006, 01:04 AM   #309
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Thanks Julia! So glad I found your site and in turn, found this one. Off to start checking things out now.
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Old 07-20-2006, 08:55 PM   #310
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Hello Butterfly! I'm a newbie myself and am still learning the ins and outs of this place. I love what I see so far!!

What sorts of writing do you do?
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Old 07-20-2006, 10:54 PM   #311
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I was googling help for plotting and came across Unlce Jim's website, which led me to here.
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Old 07-20-2006, 11:45 PM   #312
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Through a number of places actually, but most notably Making Light and Miss Snark. Having had a look around, I'm really glad I decided to join! Loads of good stuff to read (and join in on when I'm a bit more settled). Hurrah!
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:15 AM   #313
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Hello everyone, I found this site when I started researching agents to query. Most every time I googled an agent or agency, a link to the Absolute Write Water Cooler would show up among the first listings. So one day I decided to check out the site and a few of the other forums. After lurking about and benefitting from what others have had to say, I figured I should join in and take part. I hope I'll get to know some of you once I get the hang of this overwhelming place.

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Old 07-21-2006, 09:12 PM   #314
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Hello everyone. I registered yesterday. I had found IMBD and read the screenwriters for a few weeks. Interesting, but didn't apply to my needs nor could I really help anyone. It took me 2 days and about 20 site visitations before I finally found AW. Yeah!!

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Old 07-21-2006, 11:14 PM   #315
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I was doing research on agents, just Googling away and eventually ended up here.
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Old 07-21-2006, 11:16 PM   #316
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Old 07-22-2006, 03:25 AM   #317
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Through a number of places actually, but most notably Making Light and Miss Snark. Having had a look around, I'm really glad I decided to join! Loads of good stuff to read (and join in on when I'm a bit more settled). Hurrah!
Same here! Nice to meet everyone!
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Old 07-22-2006, 03:45 AM   #318
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:21 AM   #319
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Old 07-26-2006, 02:18 AM   #320
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Sadly I have been to so many sites in the past week trying to gather information that I have no idea who referred me to here. I think, though I would not bet on it, that someone on Shadowpoetry mentioned this site.
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:59 AM   #321
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A good friend sent me a link to the discussion of PublishAmerica. I was becoming interested in working with them, and now I intend to just have fun here.

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Old 07-27-2006, 02:48 AM   #322
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I'd taken a 2 hour "Become a freelance writer" course which emboldened me to submit an idea to a major publication.

I was shocked when they actually responded and while having a mini nervous breakdown I googled about "writing advice" (or something similar) and found this site.
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Old 07-27-2006, 04:03 AM   #323
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Vaguely aware of it for a year, but the recent contretemps on the blogs a few months back shoved it forward, but I'm chronically slow at getting around to doing stuff. Pretty interesting joint. I'm in awe at some of the threads, Uncle Jim's for example, there's some pretty serious time and help commitment here...
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Old 07-29-2006, 09:10 AM   #324
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Old 08-01-2006, 06:29 AM   #325
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hi! a writing buddy of mine suggested i check you guys out. he said there's a lot of good resources here for new or experienced writers.
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