Monthly Archives: August 2012

Editing #1: Five reasons why you may need a freelance editor

We’d all like to think what we write is perfect when we’re done. We run the spell checker just in case. Look it over. Have a buddy read it. It’s ready to go, right? Maybe not yet. Hiring a freelance more »

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Quotation: # 6

[The art of the novel] happens because the storyteller’s own experience of men and things, whether for good or ill—not only what he has passed through himself, but even events which he has only witnessed or been told of—has moved more »

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Quotations: #5

All beauty comes from beautiful blood and a beautiful brain. -Walt Whitman

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Letter from Norma Joy, the True Child of El Salvador

The following is an email message sent to me by Norma Joy Remer, now in her 20s, the true Child of El Salvador. Hi Penny! I wanted to let you know that I just finshed the book, Child of El more »

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Writing Tip #7 Olfactory Memories

   In my last “Writing Tip” post, I asked where you might have thought, “This is where I belong; this is me.” I’ve had this happen to me a few times. Once was when I pulled up to my friend more »

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