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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Misinterpreting "Graffiti"

Sometimes I just can't help myself for dropping by with editing ideas that come to me--usually by way of something I'm editing. (-: 

Keep in mind that in some circles the word “graffiti” does not have negative connotations. Travel to Europe—places like Prague where architecture is often embellished with tromp l’oeil details like carved friezes and or read in disciplines like archaeology and you’ll find it means simply an inscription or drawing made on public surfaces. You’ll sometimes see variations on the spelling like “graffito” which is a tipoff that it is being used that way.

 Carolyn Howard-Johnson edits, consults, and speaks on issues of writing and publishing. Find her at Find the second edition of her multi award-winning The Frugal Editor: Do-it-yourself editing secrets for authors: From your query letter to final manuscript to the marketing of your bestseller. (HowToDoItFrugally Series of Books for Writers). Learn more about her other authors' aids at , where writers find lists and other helps including , Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips on the Resources for Writers page. She blogs on all things publishing (not just editing!) at her SharingingwithWriters blog. She tweets writers' resources at . Please tweet this post to your followers. We all need a little help with editing. (-:

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