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Professional in Need of Feedback

I’m a professional author. That means I write a story and send it off to my publisher. Right? Wrong. In most cases, most professional authors write a manuscript and return to it to rewrite, revise (not the same as rewriting), edit (not the same as revising) and polish (a cat of an entirely different color) …

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Road to Published – Polishing your Manuscript

Write. Rewrite. Edit. Revise. Edit. Polish. Repeat. Any writer worth reading after will tell you the creative process of writing is more often about the concerted effort of perfecting previously written words. To that end, I have a library of books on the subject. I follow blogs of respected authors who address pitfalls. If you’re …

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So you think you want to write a book

No one who has actually ever written a book thinks they want to write a book. They like telling stories. They enjoy playing with words. Creating things using sentences and punctuation as opposed to brushstrokes and paint is very appealing to them. When we sit down to write a book, we don’t think we’re going …

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Words of Power

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue” – Proverbs 18:21 Langston Hughes spoke to me in his poem “A Dream Deferred.”  Many other words, written and spoken, altered my chosen path on the highway of life. A similar conversation happened on the phone recently. I took a class from WANA International, which I …

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