Aspiring Writers

If you are writing a book, have written a book, freelance or just love books in general, I am interested in getting to know you.
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Website: http://aspenreallife.com
Location: Aspen
Members: 295
Latest Activity: Sep 15

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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 akbutler on July 11, 2010 at 6:31pm
oh, not discouraged at all. Just thought it was interesting and wanted to share! I imagine there are many many rejections in my future, and I'm totally ok with that :-)
Comment by Jillylivi on July 11, 2010 at 5:18pm
Alysia, all I can say is don't put all of your eggs in one basket. There are so many other websites out there.

As we have all been discussing in our group, rejection letters are the norm. At the Aspen Writer's Conference one of the top writer's, of course I can't remember who at the moment, said that it was his goal to paper his bathroom with rejection letters before he was successful. I say that's a great goal!

Don't give up!
Comment by Debbie Allen on July 11, 2010 at 4:59pm
Too bad about Chicken Soup. It was worth a try. How about Cup of Comfort? Or is there a national autism group that might publish people's stories?
Comment by akbutler on July 11, 2010 at 3:09pm
Just thought I'd pass along the response I got to my e-mail from the "Chicken Soup" group:
Dear Alysia Thank you for contacting us. I am sorry but our company policy changed a few years ago. For legal reasons we have stopped the practice accepting new Chicken Soup for the Soul book title ideas from outside sources. We have found that the titles proposed are usually similar or identical to ones we are already considering, have already considered, or are working on in-house. We did publish Chicken Soup for the Soul: Children with Special Needs in 2007. While not specific to autism, there are stories on the subject in that book. Please visit our web site - www.chickensoup.com - for information on the newest books planned for our Chicken Soup for the Soul series. There are two lists available. Select the "Submit Your Story" link on the left toolbar and then the "Possible Book Topics" link for one list. Also check the "Books and Other Products" link on the left toolbar and then the "Coming Soon" link. For a complete list of all of our published titles please select the "All Titles" link. Chicken Soup for the Soul

So there you have it! :-) Maybe another one will come along.
Comment by Aysha Iqbal on July 11, 2010 at 2:35pm
I hope your dad is alright now Swati...I can imagine how scary that would be.... Let us know when the o-magazine article gets published :) good luck
Comment by Swati Bharteey on July 11, 2010 at 2:23pm
Hi Ladies - I am SO behind...my dad was ill and is better now which really had me out of sorts...and I just haven't written much in the last 3 or 4 weeks...I kind was getting the writing blahs and then he got sick and I just had no energy for anything....but I am coming back now and starting to get ideas again which is good. I am hoping to work with Linda's company (Treasureline) on my book - which is very, very exciting....and I have decided to submit an article to O Magazine - one I started over a year ago and keep hiding under my bed (euphemism for "in my laptop...).. I am a chicken, what can I say?

Have missed all of you and thanks for continuing to come by my site!
Comment by Aysha Iqbal on July 11, 2010 at 12:43pm
Thanks Jillian... I am hoping to gain more exposure as a freelance writer...I am glad I found this group.Going to work on some articles for the 2 leads I got from here... mamapedia and green diva.... Would let you guys know when that gets done... I actually got a direct order at my Textbroker..It basically means the client chose ME to do all her articles for her..for this particular project..yay!!!
Comment by Debbie Allen on July 11, 2010 at 9:28am
For you fiction-writers, you have a good chance of getting published in Christian Fiction Online Magazine. They publish two short stories per month. It doesn't pay, but it's widely read. For questions and submissions, contact Bonnie Calhoun at: bonniecalhoun[at]tds[dot]net . http://bit.ly/bWOY29

Comment by Jillylivi on July 11, 2010 at 9:26am
Finally, I am catching up. What can I say? You are all impressing me with your talent as writers and with where you are taking your writing.

Naomi - I left a comment over at Green Diva's but was so impressed with your thorough and concise article. It is so difficult to tap into what we face as parents when trying to discipline our children and you got to the core so easily.

Peryl and Meagan - Naomi's writing is not too dissimilar to both of yours with the honesty, freshness and non-judgemental approach. With all of you your kindness and your excellent writing skills shines through.

Swati - You are on to huge things and I want you to share your progress with us.

Alysha - so glad to have you on board. We are excited to help you to reach the greater heights that you are wishing for with your writing.

I am continuing down the list as I will be swept away for a month when I go to Nantucket Island and since my mother only has dial up I think I'll take a break from it all.

Love to you all. Can't wait to follow your progress in August!
Comment by Naomi de la Torre on July 11, 2010 at 12:31am
Peryl, thank you so much!! You are always so supportive and kind. I really appreciate all your help!!! You know I adore you!! xoxoxoxoxo

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