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As we all know, there are more ways to make a mess of your manuscript than angels on the head of a pin. So I’m not going to try to hit them all here, just some of the main ones I see crop up repeatedly in the work of fresh, innocent, hopeful aspiring writers.
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"A Block By Any Other Name..."
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Whether students are struggling writers, or just studying to be one at accredited online colleges , they probably know that there's a lot of rejection in their futures. Whether you are aiming for a technical program or bachelor’s degree , you will more than likely come to a point where your hard work isn’t quite good enough. But don't be dismayed, rejection happens even to the best.
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Elmore Leonard : Using adverbs is a mortal sin 1 Never open a book with weather.
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When novelist Helen Simonson ( Major Pettigrew's Last Stand) was asked to help winnow entries for short story contests and literary journals, it was her turn to switch from seeking approval to giving it out.
Writing a novel? There's first-draft flow, and there's editing flow. And then there comes a time when you think you might be done, yet the manuscript is still not quite "there."
I had written and completed numerous shorter works over the years, but The Conscience of Abe’s Turn: Season 1 Episodes 1-4 is the first full novel-length work I had ever written and edited to completion. The experience taught me a whole new set of lessons. Some of these lessons I learned from my own editing experience.