1. sissymar

    sissymar New Member

    Jan 30, 2011
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    Almost Famous Authors' Faire

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sissymar, Feb 3, 2011.

    Hello everyone. I'm Author Sissy Marlyn. To date I have published ten books and am writing two more.

    In 2009, I became Vice-Chair of the Almost Famous Authors' Faire. There is a social site now by the same name, and you are all invited to join. Goggle the name for the link. Please tell all your reader friends as well, because authors will be loading info about the various genres of books they have written, as well as ordering information.

    AFAF is also running a writing contest right now, so check out the submission guidelines at the website and enter some of your stuff. Our judges look forward to reading your short stories, poems and even published books!

    My publisher Bearhead Publishing will soon have my first novel available in E-Book format. E-Book is growing fast, and if you have a published novel, now is the time to jump in the market with your book.

    I'm glad to be a part of this forum and welcome feedback from all. I also look forward to further networking with you on the AFAF site.

  2. ArtWander

    ArtWander New Member

    Jan 24, 2011
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    Redlands, CA
    Welcome Sissy :) Good to see a more seasoned writer here. I look forward to seeing some of your work.
  3. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Nov 21, 2006
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    welcome to the forums, sissy!

    i see that 'bearhead publishing' is actually you and your hubby... do you publish any other authors' works?... that is, would you accept submissions from any of our members?... do you pay an advance and the going rate in royalties?...

    i'm sure there are also some members who could benefit from the experience of someone who's started their own publishing company...

    love and welcoming hugs, maia
  4. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributor Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Welcome. :)
  5. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
  6. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Sissy, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize constructive critique as a vital writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!

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