1. Breasbooks

    Breasbooks New Member

    Nov 24, 2012
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    Trying to get published

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Breasbooks, Nov 24, 2012.

    Hi all!

    My name is Brea. I am currently pursuing an agent for my first book. It is a series and I have already written three in the series (I just can't put these characters away!) and I am starting the fourth. I look forward to being immersed in this group of like-minded writers and readers and hopefully learning a thing or two along the way.

    If you have any tips for me, I would be happy to hear them!

  2. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Alive in the Superunknown

    Jun 28, 2012
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    Hi, Brea. I'm unpublished and therefore not much help with tips, but welcome to the forum.
  3. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Nov 21, 2006
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    Coquille, Oregon

    make sure you only query agents with a single, stand-alone book and don't mention that it's part of a series... just say you 'have other books in the works' to show you're not a one-trick pony, but don't call them 'sequels' or you'll brand yourself an amateur and could severely lower your chances of snagging an agent...
  4. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, Brea!

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, whatever your interests in writing.

    This forum aims to provide the best workshopping resources on the internet, and to that end we have a few rules which you should familiarise yourself with before you get stuck in. The main section of the site is the Writing Workshop, where members can post their writing in order to receive critique of their work.

    However, before we allow members to post their work, they must have met some basic requirements. Firstly, you must have been a member for fourteen days, and have made twenty posts on the forum overall (please note, posts in Word Games do not count towards this). This is so that members, when they post their work, have familiarised themselves with the forums and contributed to them (as well as hopefully learned something for themselves). Secondly, members must provide two constructive reviews of other people's work for each piece of their own that they wish to post. This is because we believe that the focus of workshopping should be equally upon giving reviews as receiving them, as they allow a writer to practice and improve their editing skills, which they can then apply to their own writing.

    Beyond the Writing Workshop, you will find that we have extensive forums for discussion of aspects of writing, as well as a community area for general discussion. We also run periodic short story and poetry contests, which are good for challenging yourself and expanding your skills.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, Cogito, Lemex and Dante Dases) should be your first port of call. Any technical problems with the site itself should be directed to Daniel, the site administrator and owner. I would recommend you have a look over the rules so that you know what to expect, and what is expected. But aside from that, I hope you enjoy your time here.


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