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Why have we chosen the yellow rose as the symbol for Inspiration for Writers? The yellow rose symbolizes joy, friendship, and the promise of a new beginning. Some sources cite the meaning of the yellow rose as "I Care." We believe that writing should bring joy. We believe the editing relationship must be friendly and should develop into a partnership and a friendship. We believe that through editing, your work takes on the promise of a new beginning-perhaps even a new career. And we take more than just pride in our work. We care that our editing makes your work the best it possibly can be. Check out what we can do for you.

 The Writer's Prayer

Open my mind, Lord. Grant me the talent to write with clarity and style, so my words go down rich and smooth, like fine wine, and leave my reader thirsty for more.

Open my heart, Lord. Grant me the sensitivity to understand my characters--their hopes, their wants, their dreams--and help me to confer that empathy to my reader.

Open my soul, Lord, so I may be a channel to wisdom and creativity from beyond my Self. Stoke my imagination with vivid imagery and vibrant perception.

But most of all, Lord, help me to know the Truth, so my fiction is more honest than actuality and reaches the depths of my reader's soul.

Wrap these gifts with opportunity, perseverance, and the strength to resist those who insist it can't be done.

Amen.

-- Sandy Tritt

(c) copyright 1999, Sandy Tritt. All rights reserved.

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 ELEMENTS OF CRAFT
TIPS AND TECHNIQUES
Show, Don't Tell
Say It Once, Say It Right
Keep It Active
Avoid Creative Dialogue Tag Syndrome
Breathing Life into Dialogue
Breathing Life into Characters
Controlling Character Emotion
Character Trait Chart
Point of View and Other Devices
Tell, Don't Show
Flashbacks and Foreshadowing
Pacing
Special Advice for Beginners
Manuscript Format
Grammar Tips
Comma Usage
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The Seven Deadly Sins of Writing
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