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  • Sounds like a suspenseful book! I agree with the other commenter about editing down to three paragraphs and start with your character and her basic dilemma. Also, cut...
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    I was at a writers' conference last week, and a speaker strongly advised writers to copyright their book manuscript before sending it out to agents and publishers. I w...
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  • Today I shared the sixteen titles that have been nominated for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017. To read more visit my post at Word by Word.


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    Is it MD or Dr.? And what about Ph.D.? Citing academic titles and degrees on today's Editing for Grammarphobes 2.0.
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    My online workshop - Writing about Place - starts on Feb. 26th! Space is still available.
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    Touched By Adoption More On Rejection & Some Advice About Coping In a recent a...e eased with an apology or a good night’s sleep. Just like minor slights, moderate hurts – like sharing a co...


  • @Penny:I understand your point, but I could no more stop running that I could stop wri...I need both to survive, and running marathons keeps me in perpetual "training" mode, that way I don't fall off th...
  • Yeeeees, thank you for sharing! You state things so clearly that I can really nod too,...t my instincts as a paid writer (which have been set to "panic and desperation mode" for a few months) have been...
  • I so appreciate this site and all the work y'all do. But sine you've asked, I'll be honest. I love social media, but it eats up so much of my time, my writing time. Li...