Have you ever published something you've written?

United States
December 27, 2006 1:06pm CST
A book? article? poem? story? I'd love to hear your publishing experience!
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@feralcat (426)
• Canada
28 Dec 06
I've had two books published and am currently working on two other books. One is a collection of sci-fi/horror short stories and the other is a more personal style.
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• United States
28 Dec 06
Excellent! What are their titles? That is very exciting. I'm one of those lots-of-ideas-nothing-in-black-and-white type of writers for the most part (*sheepish grin*), although I do have several web content articles published already.
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• United States
28 Dec 06
Yes. I have a few poems published in books of poetry by The Library of Poetry. A few different ones over the years. This year in June, I published a book of poems called "Healing Us" with Lulu (http://www.lulu.com/heal4michael). I also have a book of lyrics with them and a few photo books with photos I have taken. I've been told I'm good with the writing and the photos. It is the promoting and selling I need help with. I keep looking for ideas and advice.
• United States
28 Dec 06
Oh awesome! I'd love to do more photography on a semi-professional level becuase I do have several photos I've done around the house, etc that are (I've been told) as good as a professional. What kind of camara do you use? I'm looking to upgrade.
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@mcrowl (1050)
• New Zealand
28 Dec 06
I've published a number of articles in various magazines, about a variety of topics. And I wrote a 600 word column each week, for five and a half years. The editor gave me free rein as to what I wrote about. Not sure if that was a good or bad thing!
• United States
28 Dec 06
*laughing* If you are anything like me it can be BOTH...very good and very bad. Like the little girl, who had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead...*grin*
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@greengal (4286)
• United States
27 Dec 06
I have a collection of peoms I've written, which I hope to publish some day. I once submitted a poem to a daily local newspaper and it published my poem. I've written articles too for school and college magazines.
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• United States
28 Dec 06
I've published some poems in a college publication. Congrats on getting them in your local paper!! What subjects are you usually writing on for your academic stuff?
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@alecsing (446)
• India
28 Dec 06
i love writing but i do not get enough time, so i am not able to publish any of my works. i am trying to work very hard so i get a lot of free time and i can devote my entire time towards writing and publishing my own books.
• United States
28 Dec 06
I'm also very busy...I have two gorgeous children; a son who is 2 yrs old and a daughter who is 7 months. I've learned how to focus and work in 15 minutes or 10 minutes here and there. I write probably an article a day or close to it when I'm home, but am rarely at my computer for more than 20 or 30 minutes at a time! Cut out one television show a week and use that hour to work on your writing instead! Then when you do begin writing more full time you won't be out of practice.
@SGOEL27 (927)
• India
28 Dec 06
yes only once
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• United States
28 Dec 06
And what was it?
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@tara99 (68)
• India
28 Dec 06
yes, i published a couple of poems about 10 years back. i never sent out anything after that. but i still love to write.
• United States
28 Dec 06
You should send more out! I've been encouraged recently that it makes much more sense to let some of what I've written sit on a publishers desk and possibly get picked up than to sit in my file cabinet and ever have anything come of it. :-) Go for it! And when you get published and famous and wealthy remember who encouraged you. ;-)
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• Italy
27 Dec 06
Yes I pubblished two book. It's realy funny signin autograph and really more. :) Thanks for posting! Ettore
• United States
28 Dec 06
What are the titles of your books? Did you go through a publisher or self publish?
• United States
29 Dec 06
I have written a manuscript for children about autism. I cannot find anyone to publish it. I wonder why, with all the garbage out there, my book isn't making the cut.
• United States
29 Dec 06
Could you turn it into an article series? child.com has several publications they print (american baby, child, etc) that might be interested in something like that!
• United States
29 Dec 06
By the way, I have a friend who is a professional editor with a lot of freelance experience who might be able to help you pinpoint some simple things to make it a tighter book. If you want her info let me know. :-)
@Fexbox (111)
1 Jan 07
Have you read 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' by Mark Haddon? The main character and narrator is a 15 year old boy with Aspergers. It's a brilliant book, beautifully done. I certainly reccomend it.
@kesfylstra (1870)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I've only published online, on associatedcontent.com. This is my content page: http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/30990/kate_fylstra.html
• United States
10 Jan 07
Several of us have published on AssociatedContent! Most of my articles relate to pregnancy and childbirth but I do have other topics I write about as well. Look me up! :-)
@peavey (16866)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I've had several things published and am currently a writer for a weekly column, but the one thing that I am most proud of is a poem. I wrote it in a few minutes late on an unsettled Christmas day after my life had changed drastically. I sent it to one of those poetry contest things and they paid me $100 for it, just like that! They published it in one of their compilations, where the fonts are small and the book is crammed with poetry, but I was very happy anyway and rather shocked that they wanted it.
• United States
7 Jan 07
$100 for poetry is great!
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I had some of the Poems I wrote published back about 25 yrs. ago or so, and wish I could somehow find someone who has these. I also have had stuff published in Newspapers, and another Writing site online that has since closed. But I am really wanting to be a Published author someday. This is one Goal I have and know I can accomplish it in time.
• United States
7 Jan 07
Definately! I believe it's possible with hard work and determination. :-)
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I published in an academic journal, a newspaper, and a couple magazines.
• United States
7 Jan 07
Which ones? Thanks for the response.
@msbiggs24 (285)
• United States
29 Apr 07
I am thinking about writing a book of short stories. The reason is that I have so many ideas in my head for a book that I'm just thinking about putting all those stories together and making it out of one book. I'm already a member of lulu.com so all I have to do now is start writing. It's very exciting to me!
• Singapore
12 Jan 07
I've had a few poems appear in small circulation poetry magazines. Maybe 6 poems in all now, with 3 more due out soon. I have some articles here and there on the web too, one with an online magazine, and quite a number of ghost written articles for various websites. And I've written I don't know how many articles for an in-house publication for work. Oh, and a few things for school publications when I was in high school.
• Philippines
12 Jan 07
yup! i just send to my articles to whatever magazine i fancy and fortunately they have been published.
@Dseacrest (203)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I've written in Millionaire Magazine. The article was on the Wet Spa in Treasure Island Casino here in Las Vegas.
@mikaghi (389)
• United States
12 Jan 07
i do lot of freelance work for a citizen journalism website called ohmynews but haven't published a book. now i have started podcasting too. check them at:www.loudio.com/artists/Bhumika%20Ghimire.1140
• United States
12 Jan 07
I also write for associated content. Mostly "how to" articles. I have had poems published-the last one was for the 2006 International Who's Who of Poets. :-) I want to write a book about what it's like being me. lol I've actually had people ask me to write this but I haven't done it, not sure where to start. Maybe soon I'll get to this one. Angel kisses to you and yours. :-)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I had a poem published when I was in highschool. It was a very interesting experience. I had beaten a lot of people whom had entered and it really meant something to a few people at my school. My teacher had it placed into our school newsletter and it was announced to the school on several occasions. It was a pretty cool experience.