Author Archives: Polishing Your Prose

About Polishing Your Prose

Larry M Edwards is an award-winning investigative journalist, author, editor and publishing consultant. He is the author of three books, and has edited dozens of nonfiction and fiction book manuscripts. Under Wigeon Publishing, he has produced six books. As author, "Dare I Call It Murder? A Memoir of Violent Loss" won First Place in the San Diego Book Awards in 2012 (unpublished memoir) and 2014, Best Published Memoir. The book has also been nominated for a number of awards, including: Pulitzer Prize, Benjamin Franklin Award, Washington State Book Award, and One Book, One San Diego. As Editor, "Murder Survivor’s Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources" won the Gold Award in the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, Self-Help. For a sample edit and cost estimate, contact Larry: larry [at] larryedwards [dot] com -- -- --

Diagnosis: McPhIDS

Dear Friends, Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I learned this morning that I have been diagnosed with a recently identified, trauma-related ailment spawned by the technology sector. This ailment is known as McPhIDS, the acronym for My … Continue reading

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Hinton’s 1967 coming-of-age novel credited teenagers with a rich interior life

The Enduring Spell of ‘The Outsiders’: S. E. Hinton’s 1967 coming-of-age novel credited teenagers with a rich interior life. Here, a tribute by Lena Dunham to the book that created young adult fiction as we know it today. Writing of … Continue reading

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The Coming Switch From Createspace to KDP Print

Good info here on Amazon’s coming transition from CreateSpace to KDP Print . . . it could get ugly. David Gaughran advises do it sooner than later . . . How To Switch From Createspace to KDP Print via … Continue reading

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New Series Entry: Parallel Justice by Susan Herman and more

Originally posted on Survivors of Violent Loss:
new series link New Series entries:  Parallel Justice by Susan Herman, Poem-I will cry again…, How to Survive a School Shooting Murder Survivors Handbook has been well received across the country and won the…

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The War on Apostrophe

O, the much-embattled apostrophe, whose legacy is under fire in the English language, now faces an even greater, if not farcical, fight in Kazakhstan as folks become apoplectic. Is this apocalyptic? Or merely apocryphal? “Linguists . . . protested that the president’s … Continue reading

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Holiday Coping Tips

Originally posted on Survivors of Violent Loss:
Tips for Handling the Holidays after a Loved One has Died Don’t be surprised at the power of unexpected pangs of grief, also knows as SUGS (Sudden upsurges of Grief).  Recognize that it is…

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Larry Edwards Joins Editors Panel at Memoir Writers Event

Freelance editor Larry Edwards, of Polishing Your Prose, will join a panel of editors at an event sponsored by the San Diego Memoir Writers Association. The event, The Who, What, Why, When and How of Working with an Editor, is … Continue reading

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