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Getting Started in Column Writing
 by  Mridu Khullar

You’ve written many articles for Websites, newsletters, and now you’ve even conquered the territory of getting published in a magazine. What’s the next step, you ask? How do I make the editor ask for my work weekly or monthly?


Poet and Editor Dance and Dialogue
Reproduced here with gratitude from
by Permission of Paul Mallory and Edwina Peterson Cross

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Make the Mountain Before Climbing It
Tips on self-editing and revising
by Ben Antao

A friend recently asked if I would edit his manuscript in progress. “It’s like making a film,” I said, “You’ve to have the complete film ready before editing it.” 

Similarly, in editing a short story or a novel, we need to have the first draft completed. In other words, we have to make the mountain before we can climb it.

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You Don't Have To Be A Genius To Write A Love Poem
 by Marguerite Bonneville

Love poems are a wonderfully romantic gesture and can often express your thoughts far more eloquently than verbal communication.

If you have some talent with words, why not take a few moments and try your hand at writing a poem for your love? Just sit down and list all the reasons why you think he’s special. Then put them into  free verse format: a wide column of lines, roughly the same length, which may rhyme but don't need to.

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