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Open discussions on the writer's craft <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 14 Sep 2005 16:35:23 -0400
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Hi Jocelyn,
I'm a former non-traditional student who loved going back to school. I've graduated now and have to look for other areas to be non-traditional. :^) Your book idea sounds great. Have you tried selling parts of it in short story form? That will give you a feel for whether it will fly or not. Publishing shorter works also builds your credibility, which may help when you try to find a publisher.

As for me -- I do freelance and on-assignment writing for several magazines. If you Google my pen name, Suzanne Jordan Brown, some of my articles will come up on the internet, in case anybody is interested. Also, I have a writing book in print.  (Which brings me microscopic royalties, but a publish is a publish.) I have a young adult novel in the works, as well as a mystery.

Welcome to the group. I hope you enjoy the PW classes as much as I did.

Susan Brown

> From: canadianokie <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: 2005/09/14 Wed PM 03:04:25 EDT
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [PWA-L] New Subscriber Info.
> Greetings All,
> I'm Jocelyn Pedersen.  I have a B.A. in Spanish from OU which I
> received in 1979.   Guess that tells you that I am a non-traditional
> student.
> I've been writing a book about adventures on my farm.  I bought a
> small farm 3 years ago and have populated it with animals.  Prior to
> purchasing said farm, the sum total of my knowledge of animal
> husbandry was comprised of knowing how to feed a dog.  Consequently,
> I have many funny anecdotes.  My friends who have read my stories
> have encouraged me to publish.
> I took a class at OCCC to explore interests, talents, and career
> options.  I love writing.  Anything.  But I had never considered it
> as a career option until recently, so here I am.
> I'd be interested in meeting (e-meeting) any of you.  You have all
> had more PW classes than I have!
> Any other non-traditional students out there?