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Editors Make a Difference

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If you try to be perfect when you write, you will lose your idea. Your goal as a writer is to capture your idea. Ideas are like butterflies.  They flutter…

The Writing Process

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Often when people have to write something on a piece of paper or a computer screen, they freeze.  My students often thought that every word they wrote had to be…

Every Writer Needs an Editor

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Writing your book is one of the first steps to publication. The next several steps involve the editing process. Writing and editing require different sets of skills. Of the two,…

Things to know about editors

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Editors want their authors to succeed as writers. Your success is our success! Let an editor see a sample of your work and he or she will tell you what…

Writin’ Ain’t Nothin’ but Talk Wrote Down

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My father used to say, “Writin’ ain’t nothin’ but talk wrote down.” I have to admit that when I taught writing in some of my classes, I actually quoted him.…

More Blogs by Toni

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Diaries vs Journals If you’re female, you probably remember those cute little diaries with the tiny keys that were meant to keep small brothers from reading your secret thoughts. You…