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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.
Provide a link to your favorite post and we will visit your site to read and comment.

Website: http://aspenreallife.com
Location: Aspen
Members: 293
Latest Activity: Aug 3

Let's Network

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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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

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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 Richele on January 12, 2010 at 1:16am
I would like more information about real opportunities and real ways to find jobs freelancing.

My goal for my blog was to retain my sanity, to be "me" again and to write about my life, my kids and my faith. I want my blog to represent me. I want my blog to be a personal look at the writer. Sad thing is this...there is no writer...LOL...my blog and a few columns and a book in the works is all the writing I do for now. lol. I never intended for my blog to be huge but huge is nice if it helps advance a real career. Yet, my blog is personal to me..so it's not just a starting point. Wait..I just broke the rule on rambling and being too long so i will stop.
Comment by Jillylivi on January 10, 2010 at 9:00am
Oh...and if I have missed welcoming you to the group, my sincere apologies. I am trying to be organized, but if I missed you please shout out and let me know!!!
Comment by Jillylivi on January 10, 2010 at 8:57am
Good morning and welcome Obnoxious SAHM, Running Yogini and Richele,

Now that we have a nice, solid group of writers, let's begin to formulate some structure to our group.

What information would you like more of?
What are your goals for your blog?
What have been your struggles and your breakthroughs?

I'll leave you with some tips from Eric, my SEO guru who I have mentioned before;

1. The attention span of online readers is small, do not make your post too long. If you divide it up into separate posts you will have more content to publish.
2. Stop the rambling or you'll lose people. Be concise.
3. People love photos
4. Try to think Universally

One more thing, with 43 members we should all be receiving 43 comments on our posts. Remember to follow, follow, follow. Let's support each other.

Love ya, see ya, mean it (comes from my friends post) come by and read it http://http://www.isdisnormal.com/2009/12/07/thanking-friends-family/
Comment by Richele on January 7, 2010 at 8:41pm
Just joined! I am seeing some very familar faces...which is always nice! I'm working on a project now and thinking about working on a few more..lol. Seems I have more ideas than actual work done. I need to get organized. LOL. Anyway, if you don't know me, my blog is: http://www.underthegoldenappletree.blogspot.com. THANKS!
Comment by The Obnoxious SAHM on January 7, 2010 at 2:19pm
I haven't been around in forever! I am glad I found this group. I have been working on a few projects. One is very close to being published. (high fives to my sistas here! )
Comment by Jillylivi on January 6, 2010 at 8:49pm
Welcome Krissi, Irish, Victoria and Liz,

Glad to have you on board and look forward to reading your posts. Please remember to try and follow/subscribe to the other members websites.

Another tip for the day, don't forget to reply to comments made on your websites. The more you reply the more your readers will revisit.
Comment by Kevin Ann Planchet on January 6, 2010 at 6:32pm
I have lots of rejection letters. If I'd known that would prove I was a writer, I would have saved myself the pain! Yet, I trudge on. I guess I'm a literary cutter.
Comment by Victoria Kimble on January 6, 2010 at 3:34pm
Hi everyone! I joined this group last night, because I am always looking for a good critique group. I'm not quite sure how one works over the internet, but I'd love to give it a try. I just finished up course work for the Institute of Children's Literature, and I'm not published yet, but I have a few rejection letters to prove that I'm a real writer. :) I have several blogs, one about the joys of parenting, and one aimed more toward my writing.

The parenting one: http://thepumpkinpiepatch.blogspot.com
The writing one: http://victoriakimble.blogspot.com

Can't wait to interact with all of you!
Comment by Irish Monahan on January 6, 2010 at 2:02pm
the rss should be working now. If not, it's easiest to contact me by leaving a comment on the blog or through my site: http://irishstoryplayhouse.com I'm having a lot of trouble getting the follow button on the blog....still trying to work that out
Comment by Swati Bharteey on January 6, 2010 at 12:35pm
Hi Kevin - I left you a comment in your blog as well but I wanted to let you know I really liked your use of every day occurances to commnicate in such apoignant manner. Thanks for sharing that post.
Swati
http://www.thesinglemotherschronicles.com
 

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