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Valerie Wicks commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"Hey everyone, exciting news! I'm starting a monthly newsletter for my book series, Seven Spectral! If you'd like to receive it, please add your email to the mailing list (& pass it on!) http://eepurl.com/D8ogj If you want to know more…"
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"Welcome, Valerie, to another with this great name meaning "strong!" :)"
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Valerie Wicks commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"Hi everyone! I'm pretty new to all this, but I'd like to join in! I'll start liking too. Here's mine if anyone's interested :) https://www.facebook.com/SevenSpectral"
Aug 20, 2013
Valerie Wicks replied to the discussion 'Another Chapters Swap' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"Hi Leslie! I would definitely be interested in doing this! I haven't used She Writes since I joined a year ago and I'm looking to start getting into the community now. I would love to swap chapters from the rough draft of my new novel (in…"
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Valerie Wicks replied to the discussion 'THE GREEN LINE has finally launched!!' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"Congratulations! This is amazing! I will definitely check it out :)"
May 19, 2013
Jennifer Lauck left a comment for Valerie Wicks
"Hi and let me be one of the first to welcome you to Shewrites.  This is a terrific site, tons of resources and innovative info.  As my own bonus, you have access to my teaching site and free teachings on memoir.  Just click here…"
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"Yay!! So glad you joined! We need to have another writing day soon!"
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"Hi Valerie!  Nice to meet you too!  Looking forward to getting involved on this site!  Looks like a great resource!"
Nov 12, 2012
Geena Bean commented on the blog post 'Dear Self-Published YA/Kids Authors in LA -- Here's a Bone'
"Great article Valerie, and what a wonderful website and intro for your YA novel.  I would love to read more about it.  I too am self-publishing a children's picture book through Amazon's Createspace in hopes that it will be…"
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Barnes and Noble Holiday Charity Book Fair at Barnes and Noble at The Grove

December 8, 2012 all day
On December 8th, I'm having at book fair at Barnes and Noble at The Grove in LA! ANY book you buy (not just mine) goes to the non-profit organization 826 to help kids with literacy. And if you're interested in a signed copy of 'Seven Spectral: Into the Red World' then I'll be there, signing away! More information here: http://www.sevenspectral.com/#!events/c1cbwAUTHORS: Guest authors are WELCOME. If you are interested in having your book at the fair,…See More
Nov 11, 2012
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Novelists (Struggling or Not)

Novelists - published or not - chatting about beginnings, muddy middles, dang endings, what to do with it all. Please don't shout (all caps, big images) or post links on the main wall except as part of the conversation. Please do include modestly sized covers in "Our Published Novels" but please don't self-promote on the wall.See More
Nov 11, 2012

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Who I am:
A YA Fantasy/Adventure author in LA. I love authors like J.K Rowling and Neil Gaiman, movies like Hook and Spirited Away, shows like Doctor Who and Arrested Development, and video games like Chrono Trigger and Portal.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
http://www.sevenspectral.com/
@SevenSpectral
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Novel - 'Seven Spectral: Into the Red World'
My writing is:
Fiction, Screenwriting
Services I offer to other writers:
I review, edit, and counsel.
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
NaNoWriMo
I found out about She Writes from:
Joanna Truman

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Dear Self-Published YA/Kids Authors in LA -- Here's a Bone

Posted on November 11, 2012 at 10:41pm 1 Comment

I'm young. I graduated college in 2008 (aka econogeddon). It's been pretty nasty. I went to film school, so I love storytelling. I had never tried writing a book as an adult and I didn't know anything about the industry, but I knew how to tell a good story. So one day, in a fit of inspiration (and all-consuming dread that the life I had worked so hard to create would never function properly), I began writing a novel.

The book went through 20+ drafts and 10 editors, mostly…

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At 11:58am on August 21, 2013, Valerie Brooks said…

Welcome, Valerie, to another with this great name meaning "strong!" :)

At 7:37pm on January 5, 2013, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Belated welcome to the novelist group, Valerie. If you haven’t done so already, you might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion.

We do a live chat at 1 EST on the first Wednesdays of each month, with instructions on how to participate in the "Our Water Cooler" box near the top of the group page. And we save the wall for discussion, but welcome links to helpful blog posts on the “Links to Helpful Blog Posts for Writers” discussion thread and to published books in the “Our Published Novels” one.

I hope you’ll enjoy the group.

Meg Waite Clayton
Novelist Group Moderator

At 6:58am on November 17, 2012, Jill Starishevsky said…

Welcome to SheWrites.  Feel free to reach out if you need anything.

 

Jill Starishevsky

Prosecutor, Child Abuse/Sex Crimes

Author, My Body Belongs to Me - A Child Sexual Abuse Prevention book

The Poem Lady

Co-Founder, The Innocence Revolution, April 14, 2013

At 12:58pm on November 13, 2012, Jennifer Lauck said…

Hi and let me be one of the first to welcome you to Shewrites.  This is a terrific site, tons of resources and innovative info.  As my own bonus, you have access to my teaching site and free teachings on memoir.  Just click here and sign up.  No spam, I promise.  Just great teaching tips.  Enjoy!  XO Jennifer

At 10:16am on November 12, 2012, Joanna Truman said…

Yay!! So glad you joined! We need to have another writing day soon!

At 4:40am on November 12, 2012, Sonia Fogal said…

Hi Valerie!  Nice to meet you too!  Looking forward to getting involved on this site!  Looks like a great resource!

At 10:32am on November 11, 2012, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Valerie, Just waving hello. If you’re looking for places to connect here, we’d love to have you join us in the Novelists (Struggling or Not) group.

Hope you enjoy it here, and best of luck with your writing.

Warmly,
Meg Waite Clayton
Moderator, Novelist Group
Bestselling author of four novels, including The Wednesday Sisters (a writing group novel), and the forthcoming The Wednesday Daughters (all Random House/Ballantine)

At 9:54am on November 11, 2012, Caitlyn Levin said…

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