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Passing on some good advice

Post by oursilverstrands » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:59 pm

I'm not sure if I'm doing this correctly. I periodically receive e-mails from a Writer Beware Blog. This blog seems particularly apropos to new and not so new writers. I think that describes most of us, so I'm passing it along.


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Posted: 17 Sep 2010 09:48 AM PDT

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware

It's all very well to declare that getting published isn't a **** shoot--that smart and persistent writers with marketable manuscripts have a very reasonable chance of landing a publishing contract. But what if you've been submitting a manuscript you're convinced is marketable--a manuscript that has gotten compliments and encouragement not just from your friends and beta readers, but from agents and/or editors--and you still can't find representation or publication?


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Post by RedBaron » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:11 pm

I moved it to the Forewarned is Forearmed forum :)

Oh... now that I read more of it, it probably would be a better fit in the Open Forum. I saw the Beware part and jumped the gun... I've got to get more sleep.

If you want to copy/paste and repost it back in the Open Forum, it is a good fit there.

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Post by Sparrow » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:16 pm

Great article. :) David Ian said somthing similar at the last FW conference. Good idea to keep working on other things so your heart isn't as wrapped up in the one prized manuscript.
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