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The Write Choices – Proofing

Agh! I may have mentioned before that I really do like the writing process. I love sitting at my keyboard and letting my mind meander into the lives of others (makes me sound like a peeping Tom, doesn’t it?). Getting … Continue reading

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The Write Choices – Editor’s Marks

I’m in the throes of editing my latest manuscript. Despite sage advice, I edit while I write. I haven’t yet found the freedom to create even one page as an unfettered, uninterrupted flow of consciousness. Hemingway famously said “Write drunk. … Continue reading

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Words, Words, Words (Part 2)

The Latest Edition When my husband and I were doing some home remodeling a few years ago, we were advised to obtain three bids before we chose a contractor. We did not need to take the lowest bid nor the … Continue reading

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Word, Words, Words (Part 1)

In the movie¬†Amadeus, when Mozart is indirectly chastised by the Emperor for using “too many notes,” the composer responds with surprise and umbrage. He haughtily declares to have¬†used just the right number of notes, no more, no less. When someone … Continue reading

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Putting Ego Aside

  Editors are your friends. That bears repeating: editors are your friends. When they return your work with slashes and dashes and cross-outs and notes and red vomit, their status as friend may be questionable. But it is oh-so-true. You … Continue reading

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