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Larry Edwards presents “Do’s & Don’ts of Memoir Writing” at San Diego Memoir Writers Association Event, Sept. 7

Freelance editor Larry Edwards of Polishing Your Prose will present “Do’s & Don’ts of Memoir Writing” at the San Diego Memoir Writers Association meeting on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. The meeting begins at 2.30 p.m. at      San Diego Writers, Ink … Continue reading

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Kill Your Darlings: The Art of Revision

INTRODUCTION This multi-part blog series grew out of my presentation to the San Diego Writers & Editors Guild on May 20, 2019. Drawing on my years of experience as an editor, I discuss structure, plot, content, narrative voice, characters, point … Continue reading

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Presentation: Kill Your Darlings: The Art of Revision

Larry Edwards will present “Kill Your Darlings: The Art of Revision” at the May 20, 2019, meeting of the San Diego Writers & Editors Guild. This presentation on self-editing is not just for new writers; it’s also designed as 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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Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #0

From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The eleventh of a ten-part series. #0. Extra: (A Few of) My Language Pet Peeves: Word Contortion, Distortion &  Deformation (Hoping for Reformation) … Continue reading

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Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #2

From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The ninth of a ten-part series. #2. Apostrophic Calamity: Apostrophe vs. Dumb Quotes More from the Ripping Out One’s Hair Department: The oft-abused, … Continue reading

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Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #3

From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The eighth of a ten-part series. #3. Pronounflagration: Pronoun Profusion, Confusion, and Contusion When you write something, you know your intent, what it … Continue reading

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