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#37684 - 09/15/04 07:46 PM Re: Poetry Anyone????
Pam Kimmell Offline
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Registered: 01/27/04
Posts: 1423
Loc: Warrenton, Virginia
Good luck with Sun Louisa....they are SOOOO busy it may be a while before you hear from them so don't get discouraged.

Personally I LOVE rhyming poems....I love poetry PERIOD, but when I write poetry it's usually rhyming...just a preference I guess. [Wink]

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#37685 - 09/15/04 09:43 PM Re: Poetry Anyone????
jawjaw Offline
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Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 12025
Loc: Alabama
Louisa,
You might also want to join their forum board. The publisher DOES frequent that area and answers questions, so if you DO get discouraged, you could post something there????

Just a suggestion. The link is:

http://p081.ezboard.com/bthesunrisingpoetryplace

JJ

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#37686 - 09/15/04 10:08 PM Re: Poetry Anyone????
Louisa Offline
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Registered: 07/11/04
Posts: 2131
Loc: MA
Thanks, jj. I'll try the link.
My writing group is on our second anthology since May. In fact, it came out today. It's called Trail Blazers. In this one, there are I believe, 10 writers. We all contribute. Our teacher puts it together on the pc, edits, I proof and edit some more, then it goes to the printer. This time we had 175 copies printed out, perfect bound, color cover, 100 pages. I won't see it until tomorrow. [Frown] In it, I have two stories and 4 poems. [Smile]

It is a collection of short stories, poetry and essays. This time we are targeting local libraries. (Our last one got into one library) We have a few book nights planned. I'm going to cover one in October since the teacher can't be there that night.

It's a lot of work. We stay fairly local, except for the ones I sent all over the place on the first book [Big Grin]

I plan to do my book the same way, only in Word instead of Publisher. By the way, can anyone tell me how the heck to get the page numbers in without it starting on the cover? I can usually do anything on the pc, but this baffles me. [Confused]

I'll take it to the same printer and then market it the same way. Unless, I find a traditional printer first that wants to publish it. But, self-publishers are very expensive.

How does everyone else do it?

Louisa

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#37687 - 09/15/04 10:17 PM Re: Poetry Anyone????
Louisa Offline
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Registered: 07/11/04
Posts: 2131
Loc: MA
jj- congrats on the new column!! [Smile]
Louisa

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#37688 - 09/15/04 10:22 PM Re: Poetry Anyone????
Evie Offline
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Registered: 08/27/03
Posts: 791
Loc: Nipigon, Ontario Canada
Louisa
If you just want page #'s and no footer text: create your page break by: Insert, Break, and under Section Breaks, select "Next Page" then from the top of that Page:Insert, Page Number, Format, and under Page Numbering select "start at" and type in "1"

this will also work with a footer, if you make sure that the type of "break" you've created is a "next page" break by using the Insert, Break function (instead of just letting Word automatically create the page break)

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#37689 - 09/15/04 11:18 PM Re: Poetry Anyone????
Louisa Offline
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Registered: 07/11/04
Posts: 2131
Loc: MA
Thanks, Evie. [Smile] I'll try it. Will it work if I already have half the book in or do I have to start a whole new document?
Louisa

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#37690 - 09/15/04 11:37 PM Re: Poetry Anyone????
Evie Offline
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Registered: 08/27/03
Posts: 791
Loc: Nipigon, Ontario Canada
It should work within your existing document as long as you create a Section break where you want to start the #ing.....however, if you don't have a whole lot of formatting already done, you might find it easier to cut and paste into a new document [Smile]

(I've spent several hours fooling around with getting that #ing "just right" when I was creating my poetry book - it can be very frustrating [Mad] )

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#37691 - 09/16/04 12:53 AM Re: Poetry Anyone????
Louisa Offline
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Registered: 07/11/04
Posts: 2131
Loc: MA
I do have half the book in there already, but it might be better to start over and cut and paste. I tried to do it and I still have the "1" coming out on the cover. Maybe I should do the cover as a separate document?? I can't believe I can't do this. The computer is like part of my fingers. I'm the one everyone comes to at work for stuff. But I never use page breaks. I use headers and footers with my newspaper articles and do the numbering fine, but I start at the beginning and they are only 2 pages. I don't want to have to number the pages manually. [Eek!] I'll try this on the weekend when I'm more alert. [Smile]

Louisa

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