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Old 06-22-2009, 08:48 PM   #1276
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I was ordered to join by my author. (I'm first reader, idea backboard and general support to a published SF novelist. She told me "You need to join, it's FUN!"
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:57 AM   #1277
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Googled "YA Novel Length".
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:02 AM   #1278
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I found it very pleasing. Two thumbs up.
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:13 PM   #1279
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I was on allexperts.com looking for advice about another matter and thought "I wonder . . . ?" and sure if enough, there were several experts on writing. In answer to someone's question, the expert gave this site. And here I am. Quite pleased, to be here I might add.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:21 AM   #1280
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i was asking around trying to find people I knew who had been published (or attempted to be) and one recommended the site. So far so good. Lots of topics of interest to read up on.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:23 AM   #1281
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Old 06-27-2009, 03:46 AM   #1282
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To be completely honest, I found this forum via the Lady Sybilla-Russet Doom wank.
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Old 06-27-2009, 04:36 AM   #1283
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Classic, but effective: I found AW because a friend recommended me
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:41 AM   #1284
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Good old fashioned Google search for me as well. Had trouble digging this place up though. I probably vetoed 10 forums before I found this one to join. I'm currently a member of a different forum I found in January, but I don't really care for it. I'm hoping this place works out better.
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:43 AM   #1285
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How?

Like several others I googled the name of an agent and it led me to a thread here where the conversation was more interesting and helpful than I had expected.
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:11 AM   #1286
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I was googling "getting published for teens" and this link came up
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:30 AM   #1287
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I was doing background checks on pubs and editors. This site came up. I lurked. I fell in love. I joined.
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:00 AM   #1288
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I was doing background checks on pubs and editors. This site came up. I lurked. I fell in love. I joined.
I was doing the exact same thing. I ended up lurking for months on end, just reading various forums. Finally, one day, I decided it was time I joined. There's too much good information, and too many great people here to pass up!
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:49 PM   #1289
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:03 PM   #1290
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I've been a member of another writers site 'Forward Motion' for about a year and a friend there told me about this site. Looks good, too!
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:24 AM   #1291
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:58 AM   #1292
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I found it through some other writing sites. I've been lurking for a few months and finally decided to join.
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:23 AM   #1293
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Elizabeth Bear gave some tips for writers and suggested this was a good place to hang out.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:10 PM   #1294
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I was loooking up publishing, and cassandra clare had info on it and it led me to the agent on this site and then i registered
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:32 PM   #1295
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I was at a nightclub, and this bear of a man beat me senseless, when I woke up covered in vomit and cheap gin, there was a web address written on the underside of my left ring finger, which had been broken and paper mached. My wedding ring was missing.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:34 PM   #1296
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oh, wait. That's how I discovered AA.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:22 AM   #1297
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I was binging my google and found this site.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:40 AM   #1298
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Oh. I just googled it of course. I was searching for help in writing and bam! A link popped up, I clicked it and here I am.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:32 PM   #1299
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Found by search engine.
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:06 PM   #1300
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Search engine, as one may expect. I was looking for writing prompts and challenges and came across the absolutely wonderful Sunday Night Flash Fiction Challenge!
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