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    Thanks for the links, Ken! And huge congrats to...

    Thanks for the links, Ken! And huge congrats to Richard!

    I just heard from my publisher that my supernatural chiller, Faulkner's Apprentice, was released a few days early! You can enter to win...
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    Thanks, all. The Corgi books feature a...

    Thanks, all. The Corgi books feature a fifth-grade protagonist. Reading level is age 7 - 12, depending on reading ability.
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    10702 And speaking of Halloween, my mystery...

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    And speaking of Halloween, my mystery novel for the young'uns is now out with DWB Children's Line. It's the second in the Corgi Capers series. Protagonist Adam thinks his new neighbors are...
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    Congrats, Randy! Richard, I enjoyed...

    Congrats, Randy!

    Richard, I enjoyed "Fireflies." Thanks for sharing!
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    Looks like some great names in there. Congrats,...

    Looks like some great names in there. Congrats, Ken!
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    Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed your flash story....

    Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed your flash story. Both humorous and creepy!
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    Thanks, Boone!

    Thanks, Boone!
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    After reading your review, I will have to check...

    After reading your review, I will have to check it out!
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    I've been away from these board for about a year...

    I've been away from these board for about a year now... it's hard to get on while teaching at school, and I always play catch-up come summer. Congrats to everyone with work coming out or recently...
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    Wow, bad luck! Sorry to hear it. :(

    Wow, bad luck! Sorry to hear it. :(
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    I had one over there, too. Hope the new magazine...

    I had one over there, too. Hope the new magazine works out...
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    Bummer, Ozmosis, but the fact that the editor...

    Bummer, Ozmosis, but the fact that the editor held the story so long is a testament to its quality. Don't give up on it!
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    Awesome, congrats!!

    Awesome, congrats!!
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    I do this as well... but I find the more time I...

    I do this as well... but I find the more time I allow to pass before I do a complete second read-through of the finished product, the better I'm able to edit. I'm currently editing something I wrote...
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    Yes, definitely. I teach high school, and my...

    Yes, definitely. I teach high school, and my students LOVE Twilight, so I read the first book to see what they were talking about. While it wasn't the greatest book I ever read, I do give the author...
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    Interesting idea!

    Interesting idea!
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    Great idea! I always seem to get behind on these...

    Great idea! I always seem to get behind on these threads. Here's my info:

    Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5357606-val
    Blog: http://mercuryval.wordpress.com/
    Facebook:...
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    That's for sharing all these thoughts. A lot to...

    That's for sharing all these thoughts. A lot to think about regarding what makes a story "good" versus "marketable." It's such a subjective profession!
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    Rejections are just part of a writer's life. We...

    Rejections are just part of a writer's life. We all just have to keep on keeping on. Looking at my duotrope.com submission tracker, I've had 33 rejections since 2008 (when I started taking writing...
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    That's terrible. Though I can't imagine it would...

    That's terrible. Though I can't imagine it would be very easy to make money this way--it's hard enough for writers to make money with their work. It doesn't seem worth the trouble to steal others'...
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    Great idea for this thread! Thanks!

    Great idea for this thread! Thanks!
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    Poll: Congrats to all the winners! I just got back from...

    Congrats to all the winners! I just got back from vacation, and it looks like I missed the voting for round 2. Still, excellent stories!
  23. Great list and interesting piece on simultaneous...

    Great list and interesting piece on simultaneous submissions!
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    Sympathies on your rejection. Publishing is very...

    Sympathies on your rejection. Publishing is very subjective, as many others have already posted. I just got a rejection on my horror novel the other day. Feels like a punch in the gut. Was magnified...
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    Thanks for all the hard work, Dan!

    Thanks for all the hard work, Dan!
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