Author Archives: dhallaj

About dhallaj

Founder of S & H Publishing, Inc. and author of four novels, Dixiane holds a PhD in Literacy and Adult Learning from George Mason University. She lives in rural Northern Virginia with her husband of 55 years and her cat named Dog.

Do I Need An Editor? The answer is YES!

I finished my book and all my friends love it. My mom says it’s the best thing she’s ever read. I followed advice and hired an editor, even though I didn’t think I needed it. Now a publisher says I … Continue reading

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After You Type “THE END”

Always send the best manuscript you can to the next person to read it Continue reading

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Be a Winner with your writing

I did it! I won the Wordscape tournament. No, I didn’t get a gold trophy for the mantle, nor did I get a purse of cold coins. I got a lot of points, which I will never use. The point … Continue reading

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Starting the new decade

It’s the fifth of January already. We are almost one week into the new year…you know, the one that fired up all our latent ambition and resolve. There’s something about a new decade that is more challenging than “just” another … Continue reading

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We’re baaaaack—with tools

Writing takes patience..lots of patience. Continue reading

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