The Importance of Being Edited

The Importance of Being Edited

Editing is essential to establishing the credibility of any book, fiction and non-fiction, self-published or traditionally published. Here’s a basic look at the process, including a definition of terms.

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Getting Naked Soon! An Update

Getting Naked Soon! An Update

Getting Naked for Money is as finished as it’s ever going to be. Now the process of sending it out into the world begins.

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Kickstarter Success: 8 Things I Did Right

Kickstarter Success: 8 Things I Did Right

Kickstarter is a marathon, from bugging family and friends to expressing gratitude for supporters every day. Here’s how I got across the finish line.

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3 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Launching My Kickstarter Campaign

3 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Launching My Kickstarter Campaign

My Kickstarter campaign was a success, but if I had it to do over, I would change three things

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My Mother, Hillary, and Bernie

My Mother, Hillary, and Bernie

Parts of my mother’s history might suggest she’d be a Bernie fan, but she’d be Hillary all the way. Here’s why she would say #ImWithHer

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Writing for Tucson Guide: A Love Letter

Writing for Tucson Guide: A Love Letter

Dear Tucson Guide, Happy anniversary, dear. I’m sure you’re not aware that our 20th is coming up. Don’t feel bad; I almost didn’t catch it either. But last week, I was looking at my files after turning in my Fall/Winter 2016 story to you. I noticed that the first one I ever submitted ran in Fall 1996: All […]

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Born 2 Freelance

Born 2 Freelance

I thought I had slunk, ashamed and abject, out of my job as a newspaper editor. A caricature by the paper’s cartoonist suggests otherwise.

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Our Books, Our Childhoods

Our Books, Our Childhoods

The books we loved as children are imbued with our memories. Is it possible to share them? Maybe not — but we still try.

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WriPaMyMeNo, Day 30: An Interview with the Author

WriPaMyMeNo, Day 30: An Interview with the Author

.In this final post of my November memoir challenge, I sum up what I’ve accomplished and what I still hope to accomplish, using many subheads and bullets and lots of boldface text.

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WriPaMeNo, Day 29: It’s a Dog’s Life (Too)

WriPaMeNo, Day 29: It’s a Dog’s Life (Too)

Welcome to day 29 of the Write Part of My Memoir in November challenge, poor puppy edition.  Earlier today, I found myself filled with terror, followed by great pain. Stay with me here. The ordeal was over far more quickly than the telling will be. A dog of many beds It all started when I […]

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WriPaMyMeNo, Day 28: Revenge, Revisited

WriPaMyMeNo, Day 28: Revenge, Revisited

Revenge can work well in a memoir if deployed sparingly and strategically. Here are a few ideas of how.

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