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To My Followers and Fellow Hubbers

Updated on December 1, 2012
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Justin W. Price, AKA PDXKaraokeGuy, is a freelance writer, blogger, and award-nominated author based out of Juneau, Alaska.

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I've recently decided to take Hubbing more seriously. I'm hoping I can make a little money (okay, I'm hoping i can make a living at it), using HUBPAGES as a legitimate source of income while working towards fulfilling my dream of becoming a full time free lance writer/author. In the last two weeks, my number of followers for me has increased by nearly 50%. This means I have not only been actively publishing hubs and directing traffic to my site, it also means I have been busier commenting on others hubs and adding people are following me.

I believe that if you're going to take the time to read and comment on my hubs, I should do the same for you, and I've discovered some great writers and learned a lot of things along the way. If I haven't had a chance to thank my followers personally (new and not so new) for following me and for your helpful comments, I would like to take the time to do that now. I know life is busy and their are a lot of hubbers and other writers out there who deserve to be read, so, I'm honored and grateful that you include me worthy of your eyes and time. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I promise not to use any more cliches.

Some Books on the Craft of Writing

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What Does This Mean for You?

As one of my followers, you can expect fresh and interesting content on a variety of topics. While I'm most likely to post poetry up here, I've been doing a lot of music and film reviews as well as some theology and history pieces. I want to give you a reason to stop by and leave comments and offer me feedback. As stated above, if you take the time to stop by and read and comment, it's going to result in me reading and commenting on your hubs. While I'm generally going to check your latest hubs for poetry first, anything that catches my eye I will read and comment.

HUBPAGES is a unique social networking site in that it really does pay to have friends and make comments. From a writing standpoint, it's also the best site I've found for writing what you want and getting paid for it.

This also means, if you follow me, I'm following you!

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What Does This Mean for Me?

I'm a full time college student majoring in English and creative writing. I'm also a husband and without my amazing wife, this dream would be just that, a dream) and father to two beautiful dogs, Baby and Bella.This means my time is limited but it also means I'm FORCED to write. Being forced to write can be a good thing, but it also means I may be writing content that's sub par or uninteresting to me. I want to post everything I write here so if something is sub par or uninteresting, I'm going to make it interesting and up to my own standards. You may have noticed that I'm constantly revisiting and sharing old posts. This is because I'm constantly rereading them and revising them. Writing, for me, is a hobby, but it's a hobby that I am turning into a career. As such, I need to treat it like one, from the hours I keep to the seriousness with which I treat what I read and write.

Being a writer also is as much about reading as it is about writing. Stephen King says in On Writing that it's impossible to be a good writer without being an avid reader. This means in addition to reading your HUBS, I'm also reading books, magazines and newspapers, both for inspiration and also to examine and experiment with different writing styles.

I'm also going to continue getting my works spread through the various social networks available to us: Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and Digg. I have found reddit and StumbleUpon to be a waste of time to post on, but perhaps others have had different experiences.

I've also been editing and critiquing on the side for a little extra cash. I'd like to do it more. I sometimes offer tiny little critiques on HUBS here. If you'd like more in depth edits or critiques, please drop me an e mail at If you tell me you're on HUBPages, I'll get you 10% off.

Either way, I appreciate you (Have I mentioned that?).

I'm also checking out various pay per assignment sites when I have a chance but I haven't found any yet that I can recommend in good faith. Do you know of any?

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What's Next?

I always figured, once I decided to become a professional writer, that I would be a novelist, first and foremost, a poet second, and everything else third. While I have a nearly complete novel and outlines for several others, I realize that my true talents and callings actually lie in short fiction and poetry. As such, I've decided that my first book will actually be a poetry book. I'm hoping to publish a fifty volume book of poetry in the next six months and I'd prefer to publish it in print format (I'm not a fan of e books), at least in part. I'm still shopping for publishers and I'm open to suggestions.

With this decision, it means I will be going through and editing and and ripping apart every poem on this site that I've published, as well as those I haven't I appreciate honest feedback and critiques from my readers as well. Part of being a writer is having thick skin and I have that. If you want to send critiques to me privately with constructive criticisms, that would be terrific.

I would also like to reward my Hub followers with a 20% discount on my poetry volume when it comes out. I'll have to work this out with the publisher, but, I'll keep you posted.

But mostly, I just want you to keep reading and writing. The written word is a powerful thing. The world needs you to write and you all bring something to the table.

I'm sorry to make this so much about me. I just wanted to update folks on what was new with me :-) Thanks for listening!

Thanks for Reading.

PDXKaraokeGuy, also known as Justin W. Price, is the managing editor at eFiction horror. Husband to Andrea, father to two dogs. fan. tattooed. He is am amateur theologian with a rabid sweet tooth. He resides in a suburb of Portland, Oregon.He has a poetry book available for Amazon Kindle, and also maintains a blog, FirstBlog. His work has been featured in the Crisis Chronicles, efiction Magazine, The Hellroaring Review, the Bellwether Review, eFiction Humor, and the Rusty Nail. Please visit his profile page for more information. Thanks!


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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Poetic Fool, keep up to date with my blog and you will get more of that info! Thanks so much for reading, commenting and stopping by!

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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Hyphen Bird, thanks so much. That's very kind. And I'll e mail you, certainly. I'm always looking for ways to generate more income.

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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks so much Barber... and keep writing. I enjoy your writings and would hate it if you stopped entirely!

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      Poetic Fool 

      8 years ago

      Best of luck with the new direction! I hope you keep us all updated especially as it relates to getting your poetry published. As a poet, I hope someday to have a volume published as well and will be most interested in how that all works out for you. You're such a talented writer I'm sure there will several publishers that will want to sign you!

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      Brenda Barnes 

      8 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      You are such a great person and I wish you lots of success. I do visit every one of your Hubs. If I do not have time to comment, I always vore up.

      You said "I'm also checking out various pay per assignment sites when I have a chance but I haven't found any yet that I can recommend in good faith. Do you know of any?" I do not use pay per assignment sites Per Se but write somewhere else. They often buy a piece for 3-10, then I continue to earn residual income from visitors. I have been there since Feb 19, 2012 and have earned more than here in a year. I still love HP though and will never leave. If you are interested, email me through my profile. Thanks, Hyph.

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      Stacy Harris 

      8 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Congratulations. One of the things I decided before I moved was to be able to concentrate more on my writing. I have found that I go through phases... for awhile I was writing alot... and then recently... I haven't written anything (not even a reply back to any of my comments) Needless to say - if I ever want to make a living from this - I need to stop going into those breakdowns where I do nothing!

      Keep up the good work and if you keep pushing I am sure you will go far! Proud to be a follower! :)

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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      phdast, thanks for the follow. I look forward to reading more of your hubs!

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      Theresa Ast 

      8 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Very interesting approach. I like it. :0 Vert forthcoming and engaging. I am not much of a poet, only one poem, but I do Hubs on history, art, and architecture. Like you, if I want someone to follow me then I invest some time and read their stuff as well. Good luck. I look forward to reading more.

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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      ha thanks! \m/\m/

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      8 years ago from Australia

      Keep rockin' it brother! \m/

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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      caroline, thank you and likewise. Thanks for commenting and visiting!

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      Caroline Marie 

      8 years ago

      Wow your hub is so inspirational. I look forward to reading more of your hubs!

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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Deborah, thank you and likewise!

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      Deborah Neyens 

      8 years ago from Iowa

      It's nice to meet you, PDX. Thanks for the follow, and it's my pleasure to follow you, too. Looking forward to more of your entertaining hubs.


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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      carlon, thank you. I've always been a loyal person, but, until recently, i haven't really been a dedicated hard working one. hopefully this hard work pays off!

      Vinaya, I think you're a very good reminder, especially considering that English is not your first language. You should continue to gain readership if you keep publishing quality hubs!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      I enjoyed reading your point of view. English is my second language and hubpages has given me an opportunity to publish my work and garner readership.

      You hope to become a novelist but remember you are also a good poet. Good Luck!

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      Carlon Michelle 

      8 years ago from USA

      You are so dedicated to your skill and loyal to your readers. How refreshing. Smile!

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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Dee, I'm glad I've inspired you to work harder! Writing is hard work, even before you ever put your pen on the paper! It's also important to support other writer's and commenting is an easy way to do that! Thanks for reading!

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      Dee aka Nonna 

      8 years ago

      What a wonderful way to acknowledge other writers. I love that you said that if someone takes the time to read and comment on what you have written you should do the same. So true. I try to do that as well. Acknowledgement and appreciation are great motivators. I will be pulling for you and watching your progress. You have also inspired me to work a little harder. Voted up and awesome.

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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Apryl and Rebecca, thank you. I'm also hoping to supplement my income with this until I can find more paid writing jobs :-)

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      8 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Good Luck PDX. You are giving me hope. I love to write, having a great time Hubbing, and hoping to supplement my retirement with freelance writing (as opposed to sub teaching)I hope I hope! I will be listening to you.

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      Apryl Schwarz 

      8 years ago from Nebraska

      Good luck in all of your future endeavors!

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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Phillis, I'm so glad you enjoyed this!

      Till, thank you! I've always been very self aware, self conscious and honest with myself. I think it's a skill people need in life and in writing. It makes it easier, IMHO, to be more honest and empathetic in your writing. Thanks for your compliments!

      Kelly, thanks! Comments like that make me wanna hurry up and get it done. Maybe I should look into self publishing?

      Shanaya, you are most welcome. I love encouraging writer's and people in general. I'm glad you've been encouraged!

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      8 years ago from Living in my Own Dreams:)

      Hey PDX! Thanks for the introduction of your wonderful family and yourself as well. It's an Honor Following you. You are an Amazing and Innovative writer. And one more thing I wanna add here that Your comments are always very Encouraging, which let us know that we are going Great. Thanks for being here and sharing this Hub.:)

      Voted up, awesome, interesting, useful.

      with lots of Respect

      from SHANAYA:)

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      Kelly Pittman 

      8 years ago from South Louisiana

      Wishing you all the best! I enjoy your reading your work and look forward to a book.

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      Mary Craig 

      8 years ago from New York

      I don't need to tell you your poems are good, you should already know that. What is striking about the rest of your writing and especially this hub, is your insights into yourself. Your honest sharing brings readers back again and again. Keep it up. As I know others are, I am looking forward to your book. Voted up and interesting.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      8 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      What a wonderful hub and a great way to communicate with fellow hubbers. I truly enjoyed reading this, PDX, thank you!

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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Baygirl, thank you. he is very good! Thanks for reading. I appreciate it. I look forward to following each other around in Hub land!

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      8 years ago from Hamilton On.

      Thanks PDX,for sharing!

      Go for the top!

      Read some of your work and looking forward to more.Like your mention of Stephen King.Read most of his stuff.

      Thanks for the follow.

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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Sunnie, thanks so much for the encouragement. It's taken me 31 years to realize I am a very good writer so, now I need to find a way to make a living at it. I appreciate your readership very much!

      Craft, it is never too late, at least as long as you're above ground! Go for it! I admire visual art. It's a skill set I'd like to develop more!

      beauty- we have the same background and dream! Thanks so much for the comment and the encouragement!

      Jfay- indeed it is. I enjoy all the different types of writing available here and how supportive the whole community is!

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      8 years ago

      This is very good. I love reading other peoples hubs and it is great when you start to get followers. It is nice for all of us to help each other out. Makes for an interesting community of people.

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      8 years ago

      Hi PDXKaraokeGuy, best of luck to you and I wish you well embarking on this beautiful journey of writing. I have been a writer for many years and my dream is to one day make a living from writing full-time. Glad to be a follower and I look forward to reading more wonderful hubs from you. Cheers!

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      8 years ago

      Really enjoy reading your Hubs! Good luck in your ventures. I write and publish (craft patterns) and am starting to make a living at it. Quite a few years ago (before e-Readers and the iPad) I wrote a book about eBay when it was in it's infancy and did well. Even had a reviews from the New York Times and some popular magazines. I kind of gave up and now reading your Hub I wish I would have gone further with it. Oh, well guess it is never too late!!

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      Sunnie Day 

      8 years ago

      PDX..I wish for you the very best..a faith walk in the have the talent now you have to fly..



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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Lucky Cats, I don't think Mo's is going anywhere! No one would let it!

      Cresent, indeed. You are one of them!

      Mike, Pioneer Square is certainly a source for inspiration!

      Dim, thank you very much.

      Thank you for all the reads and comments!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Wishing you well in all your future endeavours.

      Dim x

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      8 years ago

      Go for it mate ..who knows you may find that crock of Gold at the end of the rainbow HERE in pioneer square!!

      Mike :0)

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      8 years ago from Caledonia, MI

      Good luck PDX. There are some great writers on hub pages.

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      8 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      PDXKaroakeGuy....OMG!!! I am SO glad to hear that MO's is still around..I have visited there often and love the folksy and homey atmosphere. It's been a 4 decade "love affair." Yea!!!

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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      homestead bound, thank you and thank you for the e mail. I'll get back to you as soon as humanly possible!

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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      @ Sam- thank you so much for stopping by and commenting and I’m happy to know that you have been reading all along! Thanks for the kind words.

      @Audrey- thank you! Writing is indeed fun, but it’s also hard work. It’s the kind of hard work I am wont to do!

      @ Fennelseed- thank you for those kind words. Ironically, my wife says all these same things to me about my writing. I guess she’s not just being nice. I also am enjoying commenting and reading other people though it’s getting very difficult. I’m following so many hubbers and getting about 100-200 e mails a day form hub pages alone! I’ll always return calls, just not always sure when! But it’s important. I appreciate your reads and your comments!

      @ Ang- thanks! I certainly do enjoy writing and I’m hoping I can make a living at it!

      @ Ama- I appreciate the help. This is one site where it really does pay to help each other.

      @ Nurse- thank you for saying you lie my poetry. That is certainly what I work the hardest on on this site so that means a lot. Thanks for the compliment on my tattoo. It’s based on a song. I’m not much of a visual artist, but I was able to describe the tattoo and he drew it in an amazing way that I am super happy with. It was worth five hours of gritted teeth! I’ve got three, I’ll probly get more soon if I can ever get some scratch together.

      It is my joy to follow you! Thanks for reading and commenting!

      @ Smog- it is green. Very green indeed and I drink lots of coffee and tea, and also beer. The Oregon Coast is exceedingly beautiful and MO’s is still around. I go to the one in Cannon Beach because it’s closer. Amazing chowder and great fish n chips! Come back and visit anytime!

      @ Debby- I don’t think I’ve done any revisions, but it’s possible. I’m always revising. I like my newest comments on top because it makes it easier for me to check them. Then I compose my response in a word document (if it’s a long one, like this) and paste it. It’s not as hard as it seems.

      I have been very busy, but I did get an e mail from you, and I thought I responded. The only one I got was something about your son being in a car accident and there’s nothing in my spam folder. How is your son? Thank you for commenting and coming back. Always nice to see you here!

      @ Nurf- revisions are your friend! Ego is your enemy and pride is a detriment! If you can get these principles down, you can write. Thanks for saying you think I’ll make some money at it. I do too. I’m just learning how to do it. Write now, the only form of advertising I can afford is word of mouth, but I seem to have some loyal readers, so, maybe that’s not so bad. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment! I appreciate very much what you said about the personal connection. I like to be conversational in all my writing It’s important to me and, frankly, I think it makes my writing more relatable and easier to read.

      @ Lucky Cats- thank you as well for the kind comment about my personal style of writing. I guess I’m doing something right if it’s coming across the way I want it too! My wife deserves all the support she can get. She works w full time corporate job while I go to school, write and be a house husband. She’s amazing and I wouldn’t be half the writer I am today if it wasn’t for her. She supports me in a way I don’t deserve.

      @ Newday- thanks and same here. I’m looking forward to more of your stuff as well. Everyone, read New Day!

      Thanks for the wonderful and thoughtful comments. You guys are a joy to me!

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Good luck in this endeavor. I wish you all the best.

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      8 years ago

      Thanks for the update! I am looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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      8 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Good evening PDXKaraokeGuy I have always preferred honesty in writing and a straight forward communicative method which you employ other words, I love that you are talking to us, your readers, as if we were sitting across from you at the local coffee house. I've enjoyed your clever and creative writing and will continue to follow you w/the greatest of interest and respect. Good luck in your poetry and other writing that you are so appreciative of your canine companions and bless you for acknowledging your supportive wife here in this hub. All ups.

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      8 years ago from Earth

      beautiful. good on ya mate.

      you'll be bringing home plenty of bacon if you continue to connect with your fans with such passion. Transparency is a beautiful thing-now when people keep reading your writing they will feel a deeper personal connection with you. Brilliant hub btw.

      We should try to make some sort of legitimate spamming service all across the interwebs to get our stories read.

      jk...but seriously that's called "aggressive advertising."

      You'll be fine with your tough skin, not that I've made it in writing, but that applies to a lot of life. And seeing that your married means you're a tough guy.

      My biggest thing writing here is just being tough and writing writing writing....even if I don't feel my best. The trick must be like you said to just be tough and then go back and make revisions later.

      good holidays to ya mate.


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      Debby Bruck 

      8 years ago

      Hello Justin ~ Did you revise this hub to the limit?! I don't remember reading all of this about you previously on my first visit. Are you happy with the newest comments on the top, instead of scrolling down consecutively in time? It seems you have decided to create some goals and a time-line for yourself and to utilize Hubpages as a vehicle to reach publication achievement milestones. I emailed you a week ago but never heard back. Things have been quite busy, so I do understand. Keep on writing! Love, Debby

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      Tim Mitchell 

      8 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Thank you very much for the introduction to the family and yourself. I appreciate that much. Keep the coffee pot hot and mix in some tea too. My intuition nudges me saying there it is very green where you walk full of various new, flourishig growth. Oregon is like that, eh? I liked it when I vistied Newport some many years back, Mo's has some great clam chowder or at least then it did. I've got to sharpen my pencil for now. Remember or you know , , ,

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      Sounds like a great plan and I think it's good to share your future goals with us. I always enjoy your poetry and other hubs and will continue to be one of your loyal fans. I also appreciate the fact that you follow my own writings.

      Your tatto is incredibly detailed and artistically drawn.

      Good luck with your poetry book.

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      8 years ago from Texas

      i have been away from my computer more than at it but i will be more deliberate about getting by and doing my part in helps to reach your goal. happy hubbing dear!

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      8 years ago

      Best wishes--it's a good direction to take since you enjoy writing. I wish you the best for your endeavors.

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      Annie Fenn 

      8 years ago from Australia

      PDX you are a natural writer and I have been drawn to you hubs for that very reason. Your stories are open, honest, down to earth and show a quirky and compelling sense of humour. I love your style and am very pleased to be following you. I also love your commitment to comment on and support your fellow hubbers. I wish you all the best with your pursuits and look forward to reading lots more of your work.

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      8 years ago from Happy Land

      How amazing to follow your dream , good luck in your huge next step and I think you will do such fine as a novelist because you are such a good writer ,however you are welcome but to be honest it is a pleasure to follow you and reading your interesting hubs , I know I didn’t comment lately but that doesn’t mean I didn’t read most of them, I was just a lil busy but I promise to read more :)

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      Audrey Howitt 

      8 years ago from California

      Good luck to you PDX--writing is fun--and I guess I can look forward to reading your work more! I hope that you continue to enjoy it--personally, I hate the deadline thing---

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      8 years ago from Happy Land

      Hi Pdx,it's really amazing to follow a dream , good luck in your huge next step and I think you will do such fine as a novelist because you are such a good writer ,however you are welcome but to be honest it is a pleasure to follow you and reading your interesting hubs , I know this my first comment but that doesn’t mean I didn’t read most of them, I was just a lil busy but I promise to read and comment more :)

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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Anaya, thanks for stopping by and your words of encouragement and caution. I was reading over your profile and I see that you have had some measure of success int eh field that I want to pursue. Do you mind if I pick you brain and get some advice and pointers?

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      Anaya M. Baker 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      Transitioning from writing as a hobby to a full time job can be a difficult yet exhilarating process. I wish you all the best in your ventures:) In my own experience, I've found that it really takes some time to build to the point where you want to be, so be patient...Good luck!

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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      NM, I'm honored to have you as one of my readers. This is a great community with a variety of writers and people, different styles, and different skill levels and interests. Truly unique! Thanks again for reading and commenting!

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      8 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

      What a nice read. I am honored to follow your writing. Don't you like all the different people that you get to meet here on hub?

      This is such an alive and vibrant community.

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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      @ Debby- thanks for stopping by! I wasn't hiding, I just really like my penguins and my penguin coffee mug :-)Nice to meet you and best wishes as well.

      @ Nasake- I'm 31. It took me awhile. You're still young. You'll find your niche.

      @ Jami- Thanks so much for the kind words. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the follow and the reads!

      @ yt- Thanks and I will!

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      8 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Thank you for sharing your personal journey with your readers. It's well appreciated. Just keep writing, reading and studying. Have fun with it too!

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      jami l. pereira 

      8 years ago

      Hey ,PDXKaroakeGuy ! I am honored to be one of your followers and readers (in time) though not in as much time as i would like , however i wanted to say that i think you are really great , and i voted htis up and awesome and beautiful , its always nice to take your followers and readers into consideration and i wnated to wish you all the best and i hope you will achieve your goals and dreams ! so without further adieu' , Go For It ! and have a great time doing it !! Congrats on knowing what your dream may be ..

      Best Wishes ,


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      8 years ago

      Congratulations, I'm really happy that you have found direction and have a solid foundation of a plan! I wish i could find my dedication the way you have. Our dreams are very similar. Exactly the same in fact, barring the poetry. I think I may be getting there, but I am still young and have time, and need to get over certain issues and such before I can dedicate my time to writing and writing only. Congratulations again, and good luck! Voted up and interesting!

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      Debby Bruck 

      8 years ago

      So, so nice that you have introduced yourself with photos instead of hiding behind coffee cup. Really nice to meet you. Good luck on your ventures. blessings, Debby

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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks for your vote, Bri!

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      8 years ago

      ok I'm in. nice to meet you and I look foward to reading. welcome to hubpages yes I voted^

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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      thanks susie, cog and sue. Looking forward to more HUb interactions!

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      8 years ago

      Good for you for going after your dream.

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      8 years ago from Virginia

      I am a new follower, but I wish you luck in your future writing...and look forward to becoming more familiar with your hubs...especially the movie reviews.

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      8 years ago

      Guess I'll have to read some of your poetry! Sounds like you're a happy novelist too. Thanks for sharing.

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      Justin W Price 

      8 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks again for all your support. Rob, I haven't had a full time job in five or so years, but i've been doing other stuff. Writing could be a viable living!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Nice to know that you like poetry, which is my passion. Best wishes...

    • Robwrite profile image


      8 years ago from Oviedo, FL

      Good luck. I quit my full time job a few years ago to try my hand as a freelance writier. It isn't easy but I wish you luck.


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      Dexter Yarbrough 

      8 years ago from United States

      Hi! Well, I am happy to be a follower and I'm looking forward to reading your work! Oh, and thank YOU!

    • MarloByDesign profile image


      8 years ago from United States

      I have discovered some great writers on HubPages too...welcome to the wonderful world of HubPages and good luck with your writing endeavors.


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