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Location: Texas
Gender: Male
Born: Texas
Interests: outdoors, music, great books
Member: Standard
Joined: April 2010
As a journalist, I witness some of the best in people and the worst. Writing provides me the opportunity to collect my thoughts and understand why the world can be so complex.
Thanks to a great friend for giving me the courage to write. I hope that one day I will be worthy of their confidence and praise.
Have submitted manuscripts so hopefully one day I will have a book.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)
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jwlee211: Give up your dreams and its a short walk to disappointment
June 24, 2010 at 12:20AM

jwlee211: I am needing some help. I want to enter three poems into a contest for Writer's Digest. Can anyone make some suggestions?
June 23, 2010 at 2:37PM
    Fireshadow: Hi jwlee, I recently came across a great resource that publishes an online weekly newsletter for writers with updated information on new markets (including freelance markets), grants available, competitions, jobs, publishers/agents and the like.It also has a direct link to Writer's Digest. Check them out : Good luck ! Amarillys / Fireshadow
    June 24, 2010 at 2:32AM

jwlee211: Today I submitted my first manuscript to a publishing company. Now I get to wait like so many of you have done to learn if I shall wind up on the pile of rejection or if it will be accepted. Thank you to all the wonderful people who have provided feedback and comments on my poetry.
I would never have accomplished this task if a wonderful person had not prodded me into writing and offered support along the way
June 14, 2010 at 2:27PM
    Joan E.: Congratulations! Regardless of the outcome you should feel quite proud of the achievement. Best wishes with the publisher- Joan
    June 17, 2010 at 11:06AM
    Margaret Snowdon: Good luck to you, my friend - never be put off by rejections.
    June 17, 2010 at 11:15AM
    jwlee211: I am touched by the wonderful and supportive people here at fanstory
    June 18, 2010 at 8:48AM
    Ian Ayris: Best of luck. I'm in the same position as yourself, and I know the waiting is interminable. But just a part of the ride. All the best with the book and the fingernails.
    June 22, 2010 at 11:41AM
    jwlee211: I received a response from the publisher today. I have been assigned an Acquisitions Editor. I am very new to this process. I now have to write two paragraphs telling them why I want this book published. Is this normal?
    June 26, 2010 at 1:06AM
    Amfunny: Wow.. you got a quick response. Last week I received an email asking me to send three of my short stories to them after a YEAR. They said if you don't hear anything after 8 weeks then they probably are not interested. Now, a year later, they are asking to see them. Strange. Good luck to you!!!
    June 30, 2010 at 7:08AM
    jwlee211: I received a contract from the publishing company Tuesday for my first novel. Now the fun will begin.
    July 29, 2010 at 11:13AM

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