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Blog Publishers’ Rejections: Learning to succeed instead of getting a dismal “no.”

One of the things publishers like least in their business day is having to reject a  writer’s pride and joy:  a manuscript submitted for review towards publication. At least this publisher does. We reject fifteen out of sixteen books or
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Cliches Not Allowed

Cliches not allowed at Hawthorne Publishing, which should not be allowed in the world at large Avoid like the plague in writing and speaking: Use of “Absolutely” to answer a question. Suggestion: just “Yes.” Use of “amazing” to show something
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On Writers Block

Every time I sit down to face a blank computer screen, the thought flits through my mind that “Today, I’m not going to be able to do this.” What “this” is doesn’t matter; it can be as simple as a
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The Blogosphere and I

When I started working at The Indianapolis Star newspaper in 1978, I was introduced to a computer on which to write my stories. So I’m not computer illiterate, but I’m not up with the latest technology either. As part of
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