How to Deal with the Voices In Your Head

How to Deal with the Voices In Your Head

  At least Dr. Jekyll was never both himself and Mr. Hyde at the same time (for more modern readers, that should say, “At least Dr. Banner was never both himself and the Hulk at the same time,” if you catch my drift—who was it that said, “There are no new...

Grammar is a piano I play by ear,
since I seem to have been out of school the year the rules were mentioned.
All I know about grammar is its infinite power.
To shift the structure of a sentence alters the meaning of that sentence,
as definitely and inflexibly as the position of the camera
alters the meaning of the object photographed.

—Joan Didion

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The difference between the right word
and the almost-right word is really a large matter—
’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.

—Mark Twain

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The 7 benefits of good editors (part two)

The 7 benefits of good editors (part two)

(If you haven’t read part one, you can click here.) There’s no question about the value of a “second set of eyes” looking over your manuscript, because we all know we can suffer from being a bit “blinded by our own brilliance” when it comes to writing. Having...
The 7 benefits of good editors (part one)

The 7 benefits of good editors (part one)

What good is an editor? I hate to admit it, but even as an editor and writer myself, I think it’s a valid question. Editors are expensive. In the overall process of traditional publishing, I wouldn’t be surprised if the editorial portion of the cost of a book didn’t...

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