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Surprising Words That Describe Women But Not Men (Courtesy of Downton Abbey)

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Like the era it portrayed, the Downton Abbey series is now part of history. And while we fans learned a lot about the customs, styles, and etiquette of that time period, we also discovered the language of the early twentieth century. Many of these words are still in use today—and many were (and still are!)… Continue Reading

Is Your Query Letter Too Emotional To Get Results?

EMOTIONAL QUERY LETTER

  The goal of a query letter is to get a literary agent excited enough to request more information about your book manuscript. But (gasp!) some writers, in their perfectly understandable enthusiasm, can be a little too intense—and too much excitement in your query can actually have the opposite effect on a literary agent’s interest… Continue Reading

Sit! Stay! Smile! National Dog Day: Proofreading Puppies And Book-Loving Beagles

NATIONAL DOG DAY

Sometimes a writer’s life can be a bit “ruff.” Another rejection letter. Unrelenting writer’s block. Friends and family who don’t understand why you do what you do. Fortunately, there’s a supportive pal you can always count on: your loyal, loving dog! August 26 is National Dog Day and we’re getting a jump on celebrating with… Continue Reading






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