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  • Be careful not to demonize childhood trauma either. I learned in writing my current book about domestic violence that abusive partners are not victims of childhood abuse but they are eager to use it as an excuse.
  • Comprehensive and helpful, Annette - and it sounds like all your careful and personal attention to detail helped your event be a launch not only for your book but for a lovely career in the making. Brava!
  • ...ut of control. I doubt Cheryl Strayed is concerned about her health insurance at this point and she wrote about heroin use. I think we have to be careful about spinning out too much a...
  • ...urself. Most of us are too reticent or modest to write our own marketing materials. The bio should also be keyword-rich. A good metadata strategy-careful attention to words that reall...
  • ...ently submitting to agents is full of racial and religious slurs, people of all races blinded by race and bigotry. Every one I'm using comes from careful research and often first pers...
  • ...elf-publish, with no caveats.  But now, it's harder to break in and sustain sales without knowing something about branding and marketing.  So I'm careful to warn writers how much busi...
  • ...sharing. Fellow Swede Ingmar Bergman was indeed a fascinating writer. I think you're right that the creative writing expert. Everyone needs to be careful where one finds advice. 
  • ...Ha!) This is like critical thinking - don't believe everything you read or see on the internet... think about it. For praise, be grateful, but be careful about gushers and manipulator...
  • ...editing -- that's half a day's wages for an independent editor. The sample should take about an hour of the editor's time. The writer should pay careful attention to how the editor p...
  • ...for competitiveness among us.  I also served as a judge, after my residency, and I can say with complete confidence that they are scrupulous and careful. In addition to the writing s...