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  • This is very encouraging. I've begun entering contests but wondered if I was selling myself short.  Now I know to keep pushing forward!  Thanks
  • I fell in love with reading and writing about the age of eight, and my favorite book was Hitty: Her First Hundred Years. That was surely my first memoir (of the doll n...
  • Julie - your post led me to wonder how many people choose "safe" careers over what really calls to them. I certainly did, and some time back, it led me to create somet...
  • What a delightful post! To an extent, I have experienced this from time to time. I return to MSs I have laid down and wonder where that story came from when I first st...
  • How many of us reading your post, Brooke, have had this experience: We tell people we just published a book and everybody reads us off a menu of local bookstores. The...
  • Absolutely! Writing books for public consumption is an investment. Another bonus of entering (what I'm going to call) worthy contests, is even if you don't win, your b...
  • I've long been saying that writers need to spend their money buying books rather than entering the absurd writing contests that award one person and support the sponso...
  • I cannot get over how amazing this contest is. As someone working on a non-fiction/memoir type work, it would be a dream come true, so of course I will be entering. That aside, I just wanted to extend a big appreciation to all those contributing their time and expertise to make this happen.
  • Julija, I want to publish so many of the manuscripts that come across my desk. It's hard because sometimes even the best novel languishes as we try to find room and mo...
  • I've learned that, in order to make changes whether small (chopping off all my hair) or significant, (becoming a therapist in my 50's)  I must give myself permission t...