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 A Memoir of Violent Loss" won First Place in the San Diego Book Awards in 2012 (unpublished memoir) and 2014, Best Published Memoir.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 -- www.larryedwards.com -- www.dareicallitmurder.com -- www.wigeonpublishing.com

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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News you can use… October 4, 2017

Originally posted on Survivors of Violent Loss:
These news items are being posted on the heels of the worst shooting incident in our country.  This first entry is from  Marina; who is one of the Survivor Writers, in Murder Survivors…

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On Writing: The Primrose Path to Prologue

The Prologue Question: To P or not to P? Should one choose to tread the primrose path to prologue, ’tis a dalliance I wish not to rede.* As a judge for the San Diego Book Awards, I recently read about … Continue reading

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Winner, 2017 San Diego Book Awards

I am gratified to announce that I took first place in the Best Unpublished Short Story category at the San Diego Book Awards ceremony on June 10. I won with By the Light of the Moon, a story about a … Continue reading

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Stolen Violins/Fiddles, San Diego, CA

Stolen Violins San Diego Police Dept. crime report #17007643 Two violins in a double case, with three bows and accessories, were taken on June 5, 2017, in San Diego, California, in the 3700 block of Mount Acadia Drive (Clairemont area). … Continue reading

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The Most Pernicious Problem in Punctuation Today . . .

Oops. I encountered this abomination in a motel in Bentonville, Arkansas. Lest you try to foist the blame on the Arkansas education system, Wyndham Hotel Group is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, across the Hudson from NYC. I blame Bill Gates. … Continue reading

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Death Penalty Extends Trauma

Originally posted on Survivors of Violent Loss:
Check out this editorial by the LA TIMES 3/31/17 The death penalty doesn’t bring closure so much as it extends trauma http://fw.to/Sz7fJdh Quote: “studies have found that capital-murder trials and executions rarely bring…

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