Category Archives: Editing

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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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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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I am gratified to announce that I took first place in the Best Unpublished Short Story category at the San Diego Book Awards ceremony on June 10.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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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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Book Review: “Charcoal Joe” by Walter Mosley; Hypnotic

I love this hypnotic book, the 14th in Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins series—best book I’ve read in ages. Easy’s childhood friend Mouse introduces him to Rufus Tyler, a man everyone calls Charcoal Joe. Joe, for reasons unclear at the outset, … Continue reading

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Good Yule, Good Health

Good Yule (and Happy Holidaze) Waes Hael — Drinc Hael       Wishing you good health and joy in the coming new year. May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live. ♩ ♫ … Continue reading

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