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Offline inkjunkie

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2006, 10:53 AM »
I love your entire site, and especially Writer Tips, Verla.  I hear people comment often that writers are hermits, glued to their keyboard and never seeing the light of day.  Too bad they don't know how large the writing community is, and how concerned for one another we actually are.  Writers are the most sharing people I know.
Now back to my keyboard.   ;)
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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2006, 08:07 PM »
Hi,Verla!
I'm a newbie here. I draw for all my life and I want to make friends with everyone who has same hobby with me.Thank for opening this forum.
Do you think I could make some money by make illustration of books?
How to get connection with the author and publisher?
Thanks for the answer ;)

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2006, 09:52 PM »
Hi Devil,
Verla is often busy and not able to reply to all posts, so I wanted to make sure you got an answer. 
Check out the illustration board lower down on this page, and the threads and links there can help you with some of the nuts and bolts of becoming an illustrator.
What is usual is that you, as an illustrator, would put together a portfolio and some other mailings, like postcards printed with your art samples, and send them to the art directors of different publishing houses.  If they are interested in your work, they will then set you up with a project.
Try reading through this website and messageboard and see if your questions are already answered in other posts.
Good luck!

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2006, 08:51 AM »
I just wanted to welcome all the new people I've seen join lately. This is a great place to meet our peers and discuss the business.

gail

PS Plus I was sick of seeing the title about pornographic spam as the first thread on the welcome page. Hopefully this gets bumped to the top.

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2007, 12:41 PM »
Hello, everybody!
I am new here, and wanted to try out my first posting...
 :horse
« Last Edit: March 09, 2007, 01:06 PM by Harry AnderS »

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2007, 08:06 PM »
Welcome to you, too, Harry AnderS and to all the other new people who have joined the message board.  Play nice, share helpful information with each other and enjoy the journey of creating stories for children!
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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2007, 02:17 AM »
Thanks for creating such a great community!  I hope to contribute as much as I gain.

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2007, 10:24 AM »
is there somewhere to go that is actually more like a chat room...please direct me...I am new to this format Thanks

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #38 on: June 28, 2007, 10:30 AM »
Yes, you can reach the chat room through the link in the box in your upper-right corner.  However, people are usually only there between about 9-10:30 pm Eastern US time.

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2007, 11:34 AM »
Hello all.
I used to be on here, but I was one of the ones who got deleted.  :writing: So I thought I would reintroduce myself. Glad to see some friendly faces on here!!!  :pp :typing: :EmoticonPhone:
Can wait to dive in, read, and share when I can.:books:

Best wishes,
 ~~~Tracey

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2007, 12:01 PM »
Hi Tracey!

Glad to see someone here from the crit group!

Jody           :)
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« Reply #41 on: August 05, 2007, 06:23 PM »
Hi all...I just joined today...am looking forward to exploring the boards. I already have 'seen' someone I know right on this list...Hi Jen Ward...and Verla, I may have met you several years back at an SCBWI-NE conference in Sturbridge MA or maybe Nashua, NH...or am I mixing you up with someone else.

I have one book out, another due in October, and I also have a bunch of verse I need to figure out what to do with. Am looking forward to meeting you all, and hope I can help as well as be helped.

Judy

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Greetings from a Newbie
« Reply #42 on: September 10, 2007, 04:57 PM »
 :balloongroup:

Greetings!

I'm so glad to be here. This is my initial adventure, and thanks Verla for letting me join. I'm in the middle of developing a website and have sent a ms to a contact at a publisher. It's a humor picture book about flamingos. Hope to hear good news.

Best,
Safari  8)

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2007, 06:57 AM »
Hi, everyone. I'm Debbie Reed Fischer, and I'm new to this fabulous site. I'm a YA author with my first book coming out in April 08, Braless in Wonderland, and a second, Swimming with the Sharks, coming out in the Fall of 08. I've been lurking for a while, and just have to say congrats, Verla, on creating such an extensive forum where the kids' writing community can meet, share, and go to for support. I wish I'd known about this when I was experiencing the Rejection Letter Blues! And I'm so happy to see my friend Mindy here, as well as some friends from from my Class of Y2k8 group.

Glad to be here & looking forward to getting to know you all!

 ;D Debbie 
« Last Edit: September 11, 2007, 08:41 AM by Debbie Reed Fischer »

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2007, 11:13 AM »
Welcome, Safari and Debbie!

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #45 on: September 11, 2007, 01:33 PM »
Welcome everyone!

Debbie, I'm glad to see you on Verla's. This is the first time I saw your cover for Braless in Wonderland--it's amazing...and I can't stop smiling whenever I see that title!  I can't wait until it hits the bookstores!

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #46 on: September 11, 2007, 02:18 PM »
Thanks so much for the warm welcomes. And glad you like the cover, Mindy.

:) debbie

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #47 on: September 14, 2007, 09:40 AM »
Welcome, Safari and Debbie!


Thanks, Cassandra. It's great to be here!

Safari

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #48 on: September 15, 2007, 08:32 AM »
Hi!
Does everybody know me?  Does anybody know me? I don't know.
I'm new (when does one stop being new?)
Everyone here rocks1 Welcome all who need welcoming!
Smiles!
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« Reply #49 on: October 28, 2007, 11:32 AM »
 :typing: I guess I should introduce myself!  My name is Pam, although I've been Wuggie Norple on LJ for a while.  I write whatever strikes my fancy, which currently happens to be a middle-grade mystery.  This writers' community is a great resource for writers, and many thanks to Verla and all of the other people who make it run so marvelously!   :lov:

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #50 on: October 28, 2007, 11:38 AM »
Hi, Pam.  I had missed you on LJ, and am glad you're back again.  It's nice to see you on the Blueboard!  :hug1:

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #51 on: October 28, 2007, 01:12 PM »
Thank you, Mindy Alyse!  I always enjoy your posts, both here and on LJ!   :love

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #52 on: October 29, 2007, 04:20 PM »
Hi, I'm Carrie Jones. I'm brand new on the board and amazed by how active it is and all these brilliant, helpful posts. And, um, yeah... I'm a little overwhelmed, too.

But I'm a children's writer. My first novel came out in May. My next appears in March, on my birthday, which is super cool.

I feel like I should just start begging, "Will someone be my friend?"

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #53 on: October 29, 2007, 04:32 PM »
Welcome, Carrie!  The blueboards are often overwhelmingly brilliant and helfpul! :)
& Congrats on your novels--TIPS is one of my favourite YA covers out there.  It's fantastic.

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« Reply #54 on: October 29, 2007, 06:10 PM »
Welcome Carrie,
I'll be your friend!
Oh - wait - I already am your friend on LJ! hee hee 
Can't wait to read your book, and welcome to the blue boards!   Pam   :lov:

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« Reply #55 on: December 04, 2007, 06:06 PM »
Welcome, Carrie (and all the newbies!)
We'll all be friends!  It doesn't take long here.  :grouphug
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« Reply #56 on: January 03, 2008, 01:50 AM »
I'm Debbie Reed Fischer, and I'm new to this fabulous site. I'm a YA author with my first book coming out in April 08, Braless in Wonderland,...

Wow!  I'd buy that book just based on the title.  Actually, I could write a whole story just based on that title... of course I'd have to call it something else.

Hi everyone, I'm Bren MacDibble, and I was a member a while ago but I forgot stuff... like my log-in... prioritising writing etc... etc... but now I'm trying to remember all those glorious, wonderful and important things.  I'm from downunder in the broadest sense of the word since I'm a Kiwi who lives in Aussie.  (a smiley seems to be missing - unlikely as that may seem)

I found this site again while trying to keep tabs on what a couple of my submissions to US publisher/agents might be up to, and it's proved to be very helpful, showing me that one doesn't need to be queried for at least a month and the other should've been queried a month ago.  So thank you for your help.

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #57 on: January 03, 2008, 01:58 PM »
Welcome back to the boards, Bren!

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« Reply #58 on: April 02, 2011, 11:13 AM »
"Play nice." What a fun way to address all of the 'kids at heart.' Thanks, Verla, for the board. I look forward to participating in the community.

Donna J.

Yes, I concur with Donna!   :flowers

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« Reply #59 on: April 03, 2011, 01:23 AM »
You probably didn't notice, but that "play nice" comment you quoted from DonnaJ was originally posted on September 1, 2003, the day this board was first created. What a nice reminder this is to all of us, Melissa, that nearly 7 1/2 years later we are still playing by the same rules on this message board. Thanks for resurrecting this thread and reminding us of this.  :grin2:
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