Editing Made Easy
Dec18

Editing Made Easy

    So you’ve finally done it. You’ve finished your prized manuscript – the one you’ve spent months creating – and the temptation to pop it into a postal package and ship it off to a welcoming editor is tugging at you mercilessly.   I urge you to resist that temptation. For now, anyway.   After spending so much of your time and effort in producing what you have so far, it would seem a...

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Heteronyms, Homonyms, Homographs and Homophones
Dec16

Heteronyms, Homonyms, Homographs and Homophones

The English language is peppered with many anomalous words and spellings. Many seemingly-common words may look alike in terms of spelling, but have very different meanings when used in different contexts. These anomalies can make life difficult for a non-native to the language who may be attempting to learn it as a second language. However, it can also be just as confusing to those who have lived their whole lives speaking and writing...

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Dealing with Rejection as a Writer
Dec15

Dealing with Rejection as a Writer

“Dear Reject Writer, The brilliant, masterpiece-seeking staff at Bucking-Huge Publishing have decided to ruin your day and post you this pointless piece of paper. It is an official rejection of you as a person and as a writer. Basically, we thought your story sucked so much that we didn’t want to use your SASE to return it to you – just in case you personally had licked the stamps. In fact, we were afraid to touch...

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About Lee Masterson

Lee Masterson is a freelance writer from South Australia. She lives in the gorgeous sea-side suburb of Brighton with her extremely spoilt German Shepherd dog. Lee has a long background in finance and worked first as a mortgage lender, then as an investment banker with one of the largest banks in the southern hemisphere prior to becoming a writer. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Journalism. Lee’s print publication credits...

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