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Old 01-21-2010, 11:27 PM   #1426
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I found this site on http://michaelhyatt.com/2007/11/lite...n-authors.html. I was searching for a listing of agents.
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:46 AM   #1427
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I heard about this site from NaNoWriMo.

Though at the time I was failing to complete the task. Now I've decided to focus more on writing so I thought I best join
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:05 PM   #1428
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I found these forums while doing background checks on agents. You guys are awesome! I've found the answers to so many questions and it's just so encouraging to know I'm not alone. Consciously I always knew, but actually seeing so many people in the same boat helps so much! Thanks so much to the wonderful people who created and run this site!
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:14 PM   #1429
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I saw someone else talking about it on Holly Lisle's site so I googled it and then began to read
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:01 PM   #1430
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I Googled "tvwritersvault ripoff" in aid of getting some perspective on a service for which I *nearly* enrolled.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:31 AM   #1431
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I Googled 'writers forum' (or something like that)
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:51 AM   #1432
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I was on Yahoo answers and someone directed me here. Best piece of advice I was given in a LONG time .
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:25 PM   #1433
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Hi everyone - name's James and it's my first post so I'll try to be brief and not bore everyone right off hehe.
I found this site yesterday whilst trying to find out about a publisher who's just offered me a contract (of sorts.) The publisher is Pegasus and the contract has VANITY written all over it.
One writer on the forum has already confirmed what I thought the second I saw Pegasus's letter.
I'll be writing a brief no thank you to them, and a note of gratitude to the writer on here - once I find out how to properly navigate the site of course...
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:46 PM   #1434
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Hi Rampantic, welcome to the watercooler. Why not start a thread here in the Newbie section so we can all welcome you in true AW style
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:11 AM   #1435
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I found the site through Google, though I can't for the life of me remember which search terms I used.
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:16 AM   #1436
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I found this site via Aprilynne Pike's blog and can already tell it'll be a great community!
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:11 AM   #1437
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I found this site while researching various Literary Agents. Lots of my google results kept leading me to threads here about agents that I should think twice about!
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:41 AM   #1438
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I use Dogpile (I hate Google) and was trying to research query letters. This site called Absolute Write kept on popping up on the first page, often the first site. Jeez.

Okay, fine. What is this place?

Oh, yeah ...
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:48 AM   #1439
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Writer's Digest. Went to other writing forums but liked this one best.
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:09 AM   #1440
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I was searching on google when I stumbled upon this site. Since writing has pretty much taken over my life, I thought this might be the perfect place for me.
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:19 PM   #1441
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A friend on Goodreads recommended the site, she said it was a good place for tips and advice. Wow was she right.
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:58 PM   #1442
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Someone mentioned it on another site, thought I'd check it out.

I already forgot which site that was :/
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:59 PM   #1443
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Found it via google
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:53 AM   #1444
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I found my way here ages ago via word of mouth from pals on various other writing-related forums... I can't really call myself a newb to AW, though I've been on hiatus for a few years and now feel like I'm starting all over again here. Oh, wait, I am starting all over again here... new gig, new handle, new AW account (because I forgot my old login). So, howdy, folks! Nice t'meetcha.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:35 PM   #1445
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I got here from TV Tropes, of all places. they mentioned you on their "archive binge" page, and, curious, I did a quick search and voila!
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:45 PM   #1446
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Heard about it from a friend who took a publishing workshop with a former editor at Penguin.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:48 PM   #1447
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Someone mentioned it on one of the LJ communities I frequent recently and I was intrigued.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:13 PM   #1448
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Stumbled upon it ages ago but didn't think anything of it. Now I'm starting to get more into writing seriously I thought I'd come on over.
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Old 03-04-2010, 02:26 AM   #1449
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I don't know how I found this site...

I think I might have stumbled on it from someone's link or by a web search. A few years ago when I was first deciding to research writing, I think I bumped into the bewares part of this site as well as other helpful sites like P&E.

I only really started becoming a little more active here recently.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:03 PM   #1450
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Well after querying the heck out of every YA agent that took emails, I got desperate one day and looked for some publishers who would take email queries (yes I was being lazy). A site with "reputable publishers" listed three that I queried. One of those responded and asked for my manuscript. After searching the site of teh publisher in question, I sent it. I never heard from him again. It has been four months. Immediately after sending my work to the person, I felt nervous. I did an internet search and stumbled across an AW thread about this person/publisher. After reading about the person I decided I would not sign a contract with him if he offered one. I continued to try my futile querying campaign with agents for several more months. I then gave up for a few months. When I started researching the publishing process again I came across this same site. I somehow knew, this time around, that this place was going to help me. I thank everyone involved in the maintenance of AW.
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