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  • Last reply by Charlene Diane Jones
    Among the many pulls and tears that regularly sit and then abandon the inner throne where I believe I live, I find recurrent roles by two competing indulgences: I like...
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  • Hi Sara - I think if the longer essay isn't coming - you can consider not writing that. If you're here to improve your writing for your blog, then you can write more s...
  • Rachel has nailed it. This should be your opening sentence. And then follow it with only a few more that stay focused. There's no penalty for leaving big portions of your story out of your query letter. The only requirement is that the things you keep in are tight and intriguing.

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  • @Julia - Ha! Students can be funny. I worked part-time in a college library for several years and know the type you are talking about. It's interesting what you said a...
  • Excellent information! An "extra" from my experience as a freelance editor: As an exercise, the author should write some blurbs in the voice of a "blurber" in less tha...