Aspiring Writers

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Location: Aspen
Members: 296
Latest Activity: Feb 19

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Hi and welcome to group of Aspiring Writers. As a travel writer I have been quite busy writing for my blog, Aspen Real Life, but check in as much as possible to see what you are all up to. Come by and say hello. Also,  find me on Twitter and Facebook.

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New here

Started by Sarah Ellen Coiner Feb 19. 0 Replies

I'm Sarah, and yes, I'm always writing some kind of Christian novel. Everything is on my thumb drive, nothing has been published. My writing blog is…Continue

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Writers' Rumpus blog & 2 writer-themed giveaways

Started by Marianne Knowles Sep 13, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi everyone, I just joined Mom Bloggers. I manage a group blog, Writers' Rumpus, with a focus on writing and illustrating for…Continue

Tags: critique, Rafflecopter, giveaway, books, picture

Happy Birthday to Me Giveaway

Started by Cynthia Tolbert-Wilson Mar 30, 2013. 0 Replies

By this time of the year, we are more than ready for the tilting of the Earth that heralds the spring equinox and better weather. It’s a promise that summer will soon be here.…Continue

Writing & The Road to Publishing

Started by Shana Johnson. Last reply by Rhonda Fischer Jan 2, 2013. 5 Replies

Hi Moms,I own a independent book publishing company and I was thinking about starting some video online sessions or a video online writing group for those who are writing and want some input or want…Continue

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Comment by Margot Finke on August 30, 2011 at 4:08pm

Debra, the workshop you took sounds wonderful. You can learn a lot by networking at a workshop.

Demika, yours are books boys love - the title HOOKS them every time, and the fun keeps them reading.  Congratulations, mate.

CJ, your daughter is one lucky child.  A loving family is a solid foundation for a great and happy adult life.


If anyone wants to brush up on their writing or self-editing skills my

"Secrets of Writing for Children"  offers a ton of helpful information.


** Margot’s Magic Carpet
    Books With a WOW Factor
** Manuscript Critiques


Comment by Demika Caldwell on August 29, 2011 at 1:41am
Delete Comment Hi! I'm a self-published author of two children's books; Manners Stink and Stinky Boys! You're kids will love the story and fabulous illustrations! Please check them out! I appreciate your support!

Demika Caldwell
Comment by Cj Poindexter on August 22, 2011 at 3:08pm

I recently posted on Killing Superwoman  when I told my daughter the story of when she was born.  This is a very special post to me - so I hope you will stop by and comment.



Comment by Debra S on August 21, 2011 at 2:13pm

Hi, I just posted a brief recap of an online mini-workshop I took on self-publishing.
Comment by Karen Cioffi-Ventrice on August 20, 2011 at 3:31pm
Charm, congratulations. Best wishes for finding it a home! And, I agree with Margot about finding a critique group. It's really important to be a part of a good critique group.
Comment by Karen Cioffi-Ventrice on August 20, 2011 at 3:29pm
Terri, Congratulations! Now the fun starts. :)
Comment by Terri Forehand on August 20, 2011 at 1:16am
Thanks girls, I will be more excited when I see it progressing forward. The tenative title is The ABC's of Cancer According to Lilly Isabella Lane. But that could change I am sure once the publisher makes a decision.
Comment by Margot Finke on August 18, 2011 at 10:17pm

Charm, there are no vacancies in my group.  We have all been together for years. Finding a good crit group means networking on a writing list that is all about the particular genre you write for.  Or joining SCBWI, going to their conferences, and listening to editor and agent words of wisdom - as well as meeting and chatting with other writers.  Some might even possibly need a critique partner as well!!

Childrens Writers and Illustrators is a great place to ask questions and find a critique group that fits you:


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However, make sure you join a group that has a number of advanced or published writers whose brains you can pick.  Otherwise it can be the blind leading the blind.

Margot’s Magic Carpet
11x Books With a WOW Factor

Comment by Margot Finke on August 18, 2011 at 10:04pm

Terri that's wonderful new, mate.  HUGE congratulations.  What is the title?


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11x Books With a WOW Factor

Comment by Debra S on August 18, 2011 at 9:42pm
Terri, congrats on your contract! Best of luck!

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