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Discussion in 'Meets & Greets' started by s.a.ra, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. s.a.ra

    s.a.ra Member

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    'Ello everyone,

    As you might tell from the headline, I'm new. I'm one of those wandering souls who loves marking up other writers' writing.

    See you guys in the forum trenches ;)
     
  2. Justin Swanton

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    Nice to meet you Sara. :)
     
  3. lynnmosher

    lynnmosher Super Moderator
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    Welcome to our writing family. Glad you joined us. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you like to write. You'll find plenty of help, support, and encouragement around here, so roam around and make yourself at home. Blessings on your writing! :)
     
  4. Rebecca

    Rebecca Well-Known Member
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    Welcome aboard, S.a.ra! :) It's great to have you here.
     
  5. s.a.ra

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    Thanks! I write Epic Fantasy. Not as heavy as Tolkien, but near as long. I'm blessed with the ability to write full time while my husband studies.

    I grew up in Israel and served in the IDF. I then continued to study Peace and Conflict in Sweden (influencing my writing greatly).

    Is there a forum for writing-faith related prayer?
     
  6. Rebecca

    Rebecca Well-Known Member
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    That is a big blessing. You should check out the upcoming Realm Makers conference. Sounds like it would be a good fit!

    Very cool! :) What part of Israel and Sweden were you in?

    We usually post prayer requests in the Open Forum, so that might be a good fit.
     
  7. Poem Parks

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    Hi! Nice to meet you. What an interesting background! Seems you have some varied life experiences to draw on.
     
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    Love this! :D
    Welcome to the group, s.a.ra! We're glad you're here!:)
     
  9. Justin Swanton

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    Can you point me to any of your books?
     
  10. s.a.ra

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    Still unpublished. I'm in the process of querying. I've thought of self-publishing, but the idea of doing my own marketing sounds like a headache!
     
  11. Justin Swanton

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    The odds are you'll need to do some marketing even if you do find a publisher. But your website is very professional so I don't think you'd find that too much of a problem.
     
  12. s.a.ra

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    Thank you! But I think it will take a little more PR than I can handle. Are you self-published?
     
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    Welcome! I'm just as new as you are having just published my debut novel. It's an urban fantasy so similar genre. From what I've seen so far lots of great info with helping members here
     
  15. lynnmosher

    lynnmosher Super Moderator
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    s.a.ra, from what I've heard from others, almost all marketing is done by you. Traditional publishers do very little. It's just something we have to learn to do. It comes with the territory. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Justin Swanton

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    No, I found a US publisher fortunately.
     
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    S.a.ra! Welcome! I wish you the best of luck in your queries! I'm sure it's a headache!
     
  18. s.a.ra

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    Good on you! What do you write?
     
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    It was a historical fiction piece set in Roman Gaul towards the end of the 5th century. The rest of the Western Roman Empire had fallen to the barbarians but 4 provinces in northern Gaul, under the Magister Militum of the Imperial Field Army (of which the legions survived into the 6th century) held out. My book starts on the eve of the Frankish invasion of this last Roman enclave (sound of marching feet to a steady beat of drums...).
     
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    I love it! Sounds like a rumbling earthquake in my head. :rolleyes:
     
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