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https://youtu.be/PT3jeoqwR6w



Sylvia Page: Vani Marshall Testimony https://youtu.be/PT3jeoqwR6w -


Marjon van Bruggen

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I am so grateful for my first recognized status! And in a relatively short period after joining all you great people. I will go on now with even more confidence.





damommy

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My mother-in-law fell down a wishing well. I was amazed. I never knew they worked.





DR DIP: hehe you're funny Yvonne
Suppose I should be careful what I wish for around here. -


Alchera

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Happy Valentine to all beloved ones wherever you are!



EveLovell: Happy Valentines Day Alchera, I am blowing some kisses your way, Eve. -



DR DIP

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Well it finally happened.
After seven years of coming to this wonderful site and posting poems every night, I've finally written a poem/songparody that has only had one review of its two complimentary certificates.
I have a good inkling why lol.

The poem did not sit well with fifty percent of the Fanstory community obviously who are Trump supporters and the other fifty percent were too worried exposing their non allegiance or non support to those who support him.
Ah politics!.... the subject that can apparently sever friendships and cause angst on a poetry and writing site like no other haha.
Personally I thought it quite funny as a parody but each totheir own.
I suppose an apology by me as usual is required.

dip



EveLovell:
To thyself be true, Dip, and have a great day. -

jlsavell: Don?t you dare apologize. For what?

I don?t think I have seen it. Do not ever let doubt quieten your voice. -

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Sylvia Page

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Happy Valentines Day!



EveLovell: Happy Valentines day to you, Sylvia. -



Drew Delaney

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Well, I finally got my desire to write again. I had lost the drive two years ago. I just wish more people would read stories on though. Maybe it?s this Dickensian story that few are willing to read. I enjoy writing it so much, I don?t want to give it up so few ratings is what I?ll get then I guess.



EveLovell: The poetry is where the quick money is, sadly. But the poets dominate the site, really. Keep going with your writing, and keep FS in perspective. It is a vanity site, and not at all indicative of how your writing would go out in the real world of literature, and there are a lot of reasons for that, but chiefly, the demographic. There are a lot of folks over 60 who are no longer in touch with popular culture, and they are not serious about making writing a career. I will keep my eye out for your work Drew, have a great day, wherever that may be, Eve. -


Brett Matthew West

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Tom, received my award tonight. NICE!!! Appreciate it very much.



EveLovell: Congrats!!! Eve. -



Lance Loria

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I was gratified to be notified that my short true story, "One Down, Eight to Go" has been granted "Well Received" status and will be displayed on the FanStory Welcome page. Thanks to each of the reviewers.



EveLovell: Good one Lance, nice to see you today, cheers, Eve. -


Bruno Thomas

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I?ve be accepted to the MFA program at Lindenwood University in Saint Charles Missouri.


Their the #2 US program that offers a complete online course of classes.

LindenWood is one of the best online schools in creative writing in the country.
They have many professors with doctorates and that are pushcart award winners. It would be nice to connect with all these professors and classmates around the world. Maybe someday land a agent my third book.




EveLovell: Congratulations Bruno, and it's nice to meet you here. I think it is the best thing you could do for your writing. I did a course and took a few online classes and it helped my writing so much. You are wise to invest in yourself.

I will give you a couple of tips about writing here at FS, if you don't mind. First of all, don't allow this site to shift the focus from your wanting. If you want it to be your career, don't spend too much time here. Have fun here, but see it for what it is. It took me about 15 years to get to the stage where I'm making good money from writing, but so many people spend too much time here and get hoodwinked into thinking their writing is better than what it actually is. And if you want to get a real publisher or agent, not a self publishing option, even when it's free like on Kindle, don't tell them about your work on this site, and if you have anything published on Kindle or any other similar POD site, don't tell them about those either. As counterintuitive as it might seem, it will work against you. Start as a starry-eyed newcomer with the qualification you get from your legitimate course at Lindenwood. If you tell publishers/editors/agents about here or Kindle, for example, they will think you have already had public exposure and your work did nothing. And they know that there are thousands and thousands of these books sitting and doing nothing on these sort of places.

And don't' get too precious over anything you write. Be open to suggestions. And here, that means ignoring the flattery and the stars, and realizing that the people that are helping you the most are the four star reviews with suggestions for improvement. FS is not an end in itself, well, for some elderly people who aren't interested in being a professional writer, it may be an end in itself, and that's fine if you are in that bracket. But be prepared for a lot of rejection, but don't give up. It is actually a great time to be a writer.

I wish you every success with your writing, cheers, Eve. (Sorry for any errors in this, I write as is I think.) -



damommy

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The daffodils have buds and I expect snow any day. It always happens that way, what I call the Daffodil and Snow Tire Festival. lol.





EveLovell: hahaha ? you are funny. I read this the other day but didn't get it. Today, the penny has dropped, lol. Have a good day, Eve. -



Sankey

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Adding to my last comment I forgot Ulla, and Barbara Wilkey and there are still more prosers out there.



Bicpen: can I just ask what a prosers is in my country its actually a short slang for a prostitute ... no joke !!!!!!! -