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Monday, July 19, 2010

Riddle: What's the Connection Between Word Use, Tolerance, and Palin?

Oh, I feel like a piglet rolling in mud. It is just glorious.

Now, depending on your political views, you may not think so. And I usually do avoid politics. Still, I can't resist this one. It touches on my love of clear concise writing which requires using words well to achieve that--and on my love of tolerance.

I'm also keen on the connection between organized thought and clear concise writing. That usually takes more time than my blogs allow. Some great author once said that it takes a first draft to know what it is you want to say.

I didn't have time for a second draft of this blog post, so I'm just going to stop here, give you the link, and let you rip into this with comments. (-: Here it is. Ta da!!!;

Speaking of that second draft I didn't write, those interested in improving their writing may be (notice I didn't writer "maybe") interested in my booklet The Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson edits, consults and speaks on issues of publishing. Find her The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success at Learn more about her other authors' aids at, where writers will find lists and other helps on the Resources for Writers page. She blogs on all things publishing (not just editing!) at her Sharing with Writers blog. Find me tweeting writers' resources at And please tweet this post to your followers. We all need a little help with editing. (-:


Glenda Ivey said...

As usual, great interview, Carolyn. I love hearing you speak, and reading your written word because you "tell it like it is" and authors need to know the truth about the promotion and the publishing business. Bravo, my friend!
Keep up the good work,
Glenda Ivey
Owner, JADA Press
Founder, Florida Writers Assn., Inc. and

esar said...

Nice post...and thanks for the Info.
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