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Old 08-30-2008, 04:14 AM   #1051
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Searching, searching, and more searching.
Actually I found it through a Google search,
I believe the term was; Forums/writers.

This is one of the best I've found

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Old 08-30-2008, 05:01 PM   #1052
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Smile How I found this site

I found this site about a year ago when I was dealing with the publishamerica hoax. I have since wrote a fantasy book and I am working on getting that published. Well trying to get a literary agent. I love this site because it has everything on it that a person needs.
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:22 PM   #1053
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Someone at a Deadly Prose mystery/suspense forum posted looking for a critique group, as that site had been dead for about a year. Absolute write was mentioned...I belong to a few critique groups, but really longed for one which was devoted to just mystery and suspense. I literally cannot read any more fantasy in this lifetime I tried to start one, too, but that was a dud. I am very happy to have stumbled in here.
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:48 AM   #1054
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I came across this site when trying to find something out about "Character Synopsis". And im highly glad that i found it, hopefully now i can get some advice.
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Old 09-02-2008, 03:08 AM   #1055
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I found the site through a SumbleUpon entry on PublishAmerica.
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:16 PM   #1056
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Found this site after researching an agency that turned out to be a scam. Then I found Preditors and Editors and they referred to this site, not being a preditor nor an editor but a great site. :S Now, you are all stuck with me and endless torture sessions of pointless readings. But alas, I am here. Lucky you!
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:09 AM   #1057
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I found this site by Google search for "Writers Forum"
I think it is the BEST forum for writers. Ever.
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:40 AM   #1058
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I was looking for a beta to go over my work, and this was the second one, after perfectimagination[dot]co[dot]uk. I wonder if anyone else goes there?...
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:03 AM   #1059
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my friend told me about the poetry section! she likes to browse here although i don't believe she is a member or actually posts
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:58 AM   #1060
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:11 AM   #1061
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JA Konrath pointed me this way. Nice Guy he is.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:42 AM   #1062
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I was invited by Lorlei. She and I are members on another board. She has watched my struggle with Publish America and suggested I come here to network. (and vent! LOL)

I am glad I did.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:52 AM   #1063
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:21 PM   #1064
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I've been searching the web for writing advice for a while. Googled writers forums, and after lots of lurking, decided this was the most comprehensive and easiest to use sites.
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:25 AM   #1065
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I followed a link from a Craigslist posting - so glad I did!
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Old 09-14-2008, 03:28 AM   #1066
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I found a link to this forum on an eHow article about freelance writing and I'm so glad I found this place!
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Old 09-14-2008, 04:29 AM   #1067
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:46 AM   #1068
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:31 PM   #1069
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Google. I was searching some information on writing, and this forum popped up on my screen *o*
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:34 AM   #1070
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You know that is a really good question, but I really don't know. I was trying to find help and this was the site that sounded the most promising and newbie friendly.
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Old 09-18-2008, 12:35 PM   #1071
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Came across the site when researching an agent who has shown interest in my query letter & first chapters. She's not a scam, apparently, but neither does she sound like she's appropriate. Drat, and thanks. I've now been glued in fascination to the site for 2 hours and simply must start doing the things I should have started doing back then. I'll be back and around...
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:24 PM   #1072
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I went to 'ask jeeves' (or whatever that search engine is now called) randomly typed in "broke need agent publish book money help" and got this. I stalked a couple of days *coughweekscough* then took the time to register since I figured out I couldn't live without this site. hehe
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:03 AM   #1073
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I got the link from someone who may have saved me from making a huge mistake with PA.
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:31 PM   #1074
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I am a member of WAHM (work at home mothers) online and they have a seperate writing part of their forums. Mostly nonfiction, articles, blogs, etc. Not really my thing, but I tried it for awhile because I have to write. I asked about tips for writing novels, getting published, etc., and got some rude responses. "Well we all want to write books, but it is near impossible to do so". After half a dozen such responses, I was pretty dejected, and was going to do some of my own research when a member gave me several awesome links...including Absolute Write. It was only recently that I noticed the forums, and I am so glad I did! I have never seen such a wonderful and helpful website. I know that it is possible, but like anything else it life, you have to be determined and work hard for it.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:44 AM   #1075
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I was searching for information on an agent at Writers House and the blog showed up in my search. When I searched the site, I was amazed at the resources available for writers.

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