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celiason

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Hello to everybody. 
I am enjoying roaming through the website.There is a  lot of useful information here!
I am new to children's writing, so this should be an adventure!
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#871 - October 12, 2006, 10:45 AM

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Welcome, Celiason!

There is a LOT of great information and great people as well! Enjoy!

#872 - October 12, 2006, 01:35 PM

Welcome, Celiason!  It's a great place to find information, support, and lots of fun.   :horse
#873 - October 12, 2006, 02:36 PM
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celiason

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Good Morning!

Thanks for the Welcome, Maurene and Ghostgirl!

 I am looking forward to meeting everyone!

-C  :writing3:
#874 - October 13, 2006, 05:01 AM

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Hey everyone!

I am new to this board - obviously.  I like to write middle-grade stuff.  I have a manuscript being considered by Harcourt at the moment and I am also beginning that wonderful search for an agent.  I have three queries out, but no responses yet.  I live in a fairly isolated part of the country and do not have many options for finding a critique group, so I live for these discussion boards.  It sometimes feels like my only link to the outside world.
#875 - October 15, 2006, 04:43 PM

Welcome! Do you belong to any writers groups like the SCBWI? They might help you hook up to an online crit group.
#876 - October 15, 2006, 05:13 PM
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Welcome, Wordbender!  You'll find lots of support here.  What part of the country do you call Home? 
#877 - October 15, 2006, 07:21 PM
"If you don't get it right the first time, just get it written." ~J. Thurber
http://thebrokentree.blogspot.com
http://gglightandshadow.blogspot.com

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Welcome, Wordbender!  This is a great place to be!   :yup

Julia

#878 - October 16, 2006, 04:58 AM
XVI, Puffin/Speak, available now
Truth, Puffin/Speak, January 2012
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Welcome! It is a link to the outside world and also a great source of information and procrastination!
Kelly
#879 - October 16, 2006, 05:00 AM
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Thanks for the welcome everyone!

I live in the west end of Nebraska, surrounded by prairie and not much else, so I do look to writer's websites for most of my support.  I am a member of SCBWI, but I haven't yet taken the plunge of joining an online critique group.  It probably took me five years to write (and finish) my first novel and now I am embarking on the equally long journey of trying to get it published.  I look forward to reading about everyone else's experiences in the days to come.  What a wonderful place for writer's to come together.  I'm only sorry I didn't discover this site earlier.

Anne
#880 - October 16, 2006, 09:55 AM

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Hi Everyone!

I'm Liesl and new to this site. I've been working on my writing for a couple years now (inbetween my wife and mother duties,) and have three stories ready to be published in a few magazines. My first will be published this December in Guideposts Sweet 16. Can't wait to see my story in print!

I am also working on a Children's PB and a YA novel so I like to dabble in everything and I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone. I've already learned lots just by viewing the threads.

Liesl
#881 - October 18, 2006, 08:54 AM

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Welcome! Congrats on your first credit!
#882 - October 18, 2006, 08:57 AM
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Hi, Liesl!  Welcome aboard!  Congrats on your magazine credits  :balloongroup:  I have a variety of irons in the fire, too, but I think I've found my niche in YA fiction.  This is a great group of people.  Feel free to ask lots of questions  ;D
#883 - October 18, 2006, 10:44 AM
"If you don't get it right the first time, just get it written." ~J. Thurber
http://thebrokentree.blogspot.com
http://gglightandshadow.blogspot.com

merbear95695

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Hello everyone, I guess this is where you post to introduce yourself!  I'm Merbear, a student and wannabe writer.  I have been working on several YA novels, with a  manuscript under review at Blooming Tree Press (fingers crossed!).  This seems like a fun site, and I've enjoyed looking at all the threads--learned a lot too!  Looking forward to meeting people!

#884 - October 18, 2006, 12:22 PM

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Welcome,  Merbear!   Good luck with your ms.   I just had a first-chapter critique by Miriam Hees at Blooming Tree.   She was really nice.

I've learned a lot here too. 
#885 - October 18, 2006, 12:25 PM
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Welcome Merbear!  And good luck with Blooming Tree Press!   :clover
#886 - October 18, 2006, 03:43 PM
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Hi Everyone,
I'm new here too. I've been writing and subbing seriously for about 2 yrs. now. I've managed to rack up quite a few magazine credits, so I've been trying to concentrate on my PB and an early chapter book. It's been an unsettling year though, with a big household move. So that's eaten up quite a bit of my time. Glad to be here.
Annette
#887 - October 18, 2006, 08:39 PM
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GRAVITY IN ACTION (Rourke, 2019)
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Welcome, Annette:  I think you're really gonna love this board....good luck in all of your writing and subbing....

Skarecrow
#888 - October 19, 2006, 03:59 AM
"Make no mistake about it...a true piece of writing is a dangerous thing. It can change your life."  Tobias Wolfe.

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Welcome, Annette - it's a great place to be!   :yup

Julia
#889 - October 19, 2006, 04:37 AM
XVI, Puffin/Speak, available now
Truth, Puffin/Speak, January 2012
http://juliakarr.com

Welcome Annette!   :balloongroup:
#890 - October 19, 2006, 06:50 AM
"If you don't get it right the first time, just get it written." ~J. Thurber
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I live in the west end of Nebraska, surrounded by prairie and not much else, so I do look to writer's websites for most of my support.

Anne, I may be in the woods of Connecticut instead of the prairie, but I know what you mean! There was a local writer's group that met at the library and I tried it out but no one really did much in the way of revisions. Plus, with a 2 page limit, it would have taken a million years to get through a novel...
#891 - October 19, 2006, 08:39 AM

Jo Knowles

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Hi all!

I'm new here, too, but I think I may know many of you from LiveJournal.  (And I admit I've lurked here before. Who hasn't?)

 :)

Anyway, it's great to finally be here!

~Jo
#892 - October 19, 2006, 01:03 PM

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Welcome to all the new people.

Hi, Jo. Did you make the apple crumble yet?  :)

Owl 
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#893 - October 19, 2006, 01:12 PM
ANTIQUE PIANO & OTHER SOUR NOTES
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Barb  :owl

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Jo Knowles

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Hi!

No crumble yet, but I attempted baked apples.

One exploded!

...but it still tasted good.

#894 - October 19, 2006, 01:26 PM

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So glad to see you here, Jo!

Anne Marie
#895 - October 19, 2006, 01:29 PM
VAMPIRINA BALLERINA series (Disney-Hyperion)
SUNNY'S TOW TRUCK SAVES THE DAY (Abrams)
GROUNDHUG DAY (Disney-Hyperion, 2017)
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Hi Jo, and welcome...I loved your website and thoughts...that is cool about Robert Cormier...I just started reading the Chocolate War...third chapter....you are right..it is good...now I have to read yours....good luck in all you do...

Skarecrow
#896 - October 19, 2006, 05:30 PM
"Make no mistake about it...a true piece of writing is a dangerous thing. It can change your life."  Tobias Wolfe.

Jaina

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Love the FAQ on your page, Jo.  Welcome!
#897 - October 19, 2006, 05:57 PM

shebec

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Hello everyone!
I am new to this site and am loving all the information here.
I just graduated with a bachelor's degree in English and moved to Los Angeles. I'm currently working on a few picture books and a YA novel.
I'm in the market for a critique group, and I'm open to online or face-to-face groups. I've been meaning to join SCBWI to help me network, but I keep putting it off. The initial $75 membership fee is a big factor in my forgetfulness, I must admit! But soon, I'll do it, maybe as an early Christmas present to myself.
Anyway, as a recent grad, I'm new to publishing. Writing is something I really got interested in during my junior year, and I've been working at it since, but that's still not a long time at all. I'm definitely eager to learn! I'm looking forward to getting to know you all!
#898 - October 19, 2006, 06:18 PM

Welcome, Becca. I hope you have fun posting here! :)

#899 - October 19, 2006, 06:53 PM
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Welcome, Becca!


#900 - October 19, 2006, 07:04 PM
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