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Members can post their success stories here.  Published book, articles, awards, acquiring an agent, even a "good" rejection!  Be brief.
  • 01 Apr 2015 1:47 PM | John A. Miller Jr.

    My latest novel in my Victorian Mansion series, "The Backstage Murders", is now available.  Find links on my website and click on the Victorian Mansion Series.

  • 22 Mar 2015 10:05 AM | DT Krippene (Administrator)

    Can artificial intelligence ever achieve the emotional rollercoaster that defines who we are as humans?


  • 10 Feb 2015 10:31 AM | DT Krippene (Administrator)

    I muse in honor of Hallmark's invented holiday of the year.


  • 27 Jan 2015 11:46 AM | DT Krippene (Administrator)

    What is it about eating that enhances a story?



  • 17 Jan 2015 7:11 PM | DT Krippene (Administrator)

    Courtesy of Jane Friedman's recent tweet, worth a look to see How EBooks have changed the Print book marketplace.

  • 14 Jan 2015 9:44 AM | Pattie Giordani

    Hi everyone!

    Here's my latest article for Lehigh Valley Style magazine, check it out on their website:

    Thanks in advance for reading!

    Pattie Giordani 

  • 20 Dec 2014 3:56 PM | DT Krippene (Administrator)

    Happy Holidays to all my writer friends at GLVWG.


  • 23 Nov 2014 5:05 PM | Becky Bartlett

    November 23, 2014

    Update on the GLVWG self-publishing project.

    I’m happy to report we had a lot of entries for our anthologies. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough essays for the Why We Write section, so the board has decided to collapse the two projects into one book. If you sent in two submissions, both will be included.

    So far, we’ve completed the following stages in self-publishing: 1.Write and finish something, 2. Get feedback/critique and 3. Commit to getting it into print. Now we’re doing the copy editing step. Authors shouldn’t copy edit their own work. It takes a fresh set of eyes to spot the grammar, punctuation, spelling and other mistakes. Our copy editors are currently reviewing all submitted pieces and should have them returned to the authors by December 15th

    When you self-publish, the quality of the final project is completely up to you. It will be the author’s responsibility to make the corrections and properly format their work to make sure it prints correctly in the anthology. Final submissions are due on January 15th.

    Then we move onto the next stage in the self-publishing process: marketing. If you want to sell books you need eye catching cover art and a catchy title. We’ll be seeking ideas for titles and cover art soon and I’m hoping GLVWG members have some great ideas.

    And remember, ABW!  (Always Be Writing).


    Becky Bartlett

  • 06 Nov 2014 12:18 PM | DT Krippene (Administrator)

    Forget PHAs (Potentially Hazardous Asteroids) that might hit the earth.  I'm more worried about the apocalypse beneath our feet.



  • 02 Nov 2014 8:49 PM | Becky Bartlett

    Last week submissions for the two GLVWG anthologies were due and I'm pleased to report that we have lots of participants.  Volunteers have been reading through everything to make sure it meets the word count and content guidelines.  If you submitted something, you should have heard back by now. If not, you will in a few days. 

    So what happens now?  Now, we move onto the third step in the self-publishing process: Copy editing.  This is something authors can't do for themselves.  A professional has to read through the work looking for spelling errors, punctuation problems, grammar issues, and pronoun confusion. No one can effectively edit their own work--you need another set of eyes to review what you've written. 

    We have two professional editors who will soon be contacting authors about their work.  After that, it will be the author's job to make the changes and resubmit their essays/stories. When you self-publish, you're responsible for the final product even when you contract out to have it done.

    Thanks to everyone who stepped up to participate and, if we weren't able to get anything written by the due date, don't worry, there are still ways you can get involved.  Details to be posted soon!

    Rebecca Bartlett

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