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As a curious observer of life, I blog on writing, marketing, my prairie - anything that interests me in the moment. I like to have conversations with readers, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment. I'll respond.

Five steps to editor ready

By Carol / 17 October 2013 / 14 Comments

The editing, one’s own editing, before the editor sees it, is the most important – Dr. Maya Angelou Maya Angelou‘s quote resonated with me when I first read it. But I didn’t really get her…

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Tips & Tools for cutting "Crutch" or "Echo" words

By Carol / 29 July 2013 / 2 Comments

Recently, I blogged about finding and eliminating “crutch” words in my writing. Sharla Rae calls these “Echo” words. In her blog post today at Writers In The Storm, she lists the most common Echo words…

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