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Proofreading Your Work

Proofreading your own work is one of the most demanding tasks required as you ready your manuscript to meet the world.  Why? Because the brain sees what it thinks is there. Count the number of errors in the excerpt above.  … Continue reading

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Conquer Your Computer

The first thing to understand is that, contrary to outward appearances, the computer is not deliberately trying to frustrate you. Kicking it or throwing it against the wall will not make it behave any better, and is probably not covered … Continue reading

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Be Prepared for the Unexpected

Preparing for the unexpected is not the same as expecting the unexpected. We prepare for the unexpected in real life—why not in our writing? Think of all the things we do to prepare for the unexpected, and even the unthinkable. … Continue reading

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We Can ALL be Winners!

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Show Don’t Tell—Not Just for Novels

It’s Valentine’s Day and you suspect a simple statement of love won’t win you any points today. The writers’ adage of “Show Don’t Tell” is true for love as well as for novels. Roses or chocolate? Too cliche. Be creative. … Continue reading

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