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    Literary Giants in here!

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    I know this forum is riddled with writers, and thought it'd be nice to have a writing thread.

    I have written a bunch of non-fiction, a published short story and one that is submitted, a mystery that went under the bed and a YA that is in the works, and a couple of children's books that are also submitted.

    And you?

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    i used to want to be a writer, and i still might explore that avenue a bit. creative nonfiction is easily my strongest genre, but i play around with fiction and poetry here and there. i haven't submitted a piece of work to be published in a while...maybe that should be a new goal for me.

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    I have two novels in the works which may or may not ever get published. I just enjoy the process.

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    Me too. The best.

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    I have 5 nonfiction children's books published with Kidhaven Press, as well as many magazine articles and poems. It would be nice if I could support myself writing. However, the books are in the educational market so I was paid a flat fee for each one. And children's magazines don't pay all that much, I did sell one article to Highlights and that was the highest paying. Very fun and rewarding though, I love learning new things so nonfiction is a real pleasure to me.

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    Very cool, Kelmar! I have to think about non-fiction for kids, might as well get some fun out of my PhD...

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    I've been writing novels since I was very young. My first short story was published in the local paper when I was 12 (funny story how it got there, too) and went on to win several local awards. Wrote an entire young adult series as a teenager, and then completely lost my mojo. Thanks to NaNoWriMo the last few years, I've gotten some of it back. I have a nearly polished piece almost ready for agents. I actually sent the prologue to one on my list and got a personal response back (not just standard reject) that she didn't feel like she was the right agent for it, but to definitely keep sending it around.
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    I am a poet but I kind of don't know what it even means in real life to pursue publishing, because I literally know not a single person who spends a dollar on written words, so I think that it must be a scam? lol
    "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

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    (unless you count Harry Potter or 50 shades of gray and other cued-by-advertising-spending) Never heard of anyone buying a poetry anything though.
    "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

    Jack london, "Before Adam"

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    @ Dr. Bork Bork: way to go!! I just got a 'higher tier' rejection from One Story and am way proud, hehe. So, is that your first kid on the way? Or when do you write?

    @ Mr P: yep, that sounds about right! There must be just about no money in poetry these days. That said, you can still submit, publish and share with the world. I think it was Amelia Peabody that said art cannot exist in a vacuum.

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