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You’ve Submitted Your Writing—Now What?

You’ve gone through the difficult process of writing and revising a piece, and you’ve tediously submitted your work for publication. What can you expect when you finally hear back? When can you expect to hear back? How common is rejection?

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Editing My Manuscript – Revision Update 1

One project I’ve been attempting to bring to the front burner—giving it much-needed priority—is my manuscript. After finishing drafting it, I’ve moved into the editing stage, bringing on a whole new scope of writing challenges.

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The English Language Is Dead… And We Have Killed It.

I was falling down a linguistic Wikipedia rabbit hole the other day but came to an abrupt stop after seeing something called the quotative like . Essentially, linguists have a term for when we use like to introduce a quotation. It blew me away that such a colloquial phrase had a term (though in reality, I should have expected this—linguists are really good at analyzing both formal and colloquial forms of language).

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What I’ve Learned from Editing My Own Writing

My two main projects have moved from the drafting stage into the editing stage. This isn’t my first rodeo with editing, and between other projects I’ve edited and these two pieces, I’ve learned a lot about how to edit my own work. Editing one’s own work isn’t easy by any stretch of the imagination, but I’ve learned a few lessons along the way.

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Why I Love Writing

I’ve been thinking lately about editing—about how difficult it is to edit one’s own writing—mostly because both of my current main projects are in the editing phase. In the writing stage, I told myself to keep writing so that I would have a finished draft. And now that I’m done drafting, I tell myself to keep editing so I can finish these projects and begin drafting a new project. Somewhere in this thought process I realized that I don’t like writing: I don’t like drafting, I don’t like editing, I don’t like rewriting, and I don’t like more editing. So why do I still write?

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The Best 4 Writing Blogs for the Serious Writer

Ready to submit your manuscript or short story? Are you slaving away over writing and revising your manuscript? Are you serious about your writing? These blogs will help you along your writing journey. They are packed full of publishing and writing industry advice, writing tips, and the occasional business suggestion for writers.

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Busting Grammar Myths: Prepositions at the End of a Sentence

Have you been yelled at for ending a sentence with a preposition? Or maybe you’ve been told more politely? It’s not just you. I’ve been told the same thing. But guess what? You were told wrong. So then, what’s the deal with prepositions at the end of sentences?

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