Jeanne Owens, author

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Kid – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

He hadn’t been home in a long time and he wasn’t sure what to expect, but as soon as he walked in and saw the Christmas decorations and smelled cookies baking in the kitchen, he felt like a kid again. He called out, and when his mother answered happily from the kitchen, he grinned and ran to go help her with the cookies like he used to.

This day-late post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “kid”:


Revising Published Work

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Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. This post is one I never thought I’d write because it involves an undertaking that I never saw myself doing. Revising published work.

“I hate writing, but I love having written.”

Dorothy Parker

I can’t say I agree with Ms. Parker. I love writing. I also love when the finished product is published. There was a time when I disliked editing, but there’s something satisfying about taking that first draft and revising it once, twice, three times, or more. It’s gratifying to see your story evolve from a raw, sometimes convoluted mess, into a published “work of art.”

No matter how much I love a story, by the time it gets to the publication stage, I no longer want to look at it. Why? Because no matter how many times I edit, I always find something that I would have done differently or…

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