GO AGAINST THE GRAIN – PLEASE!

Let me know if you think I am right.  

We are kindred, all of us because we are all human beings.  We are men and women. That’s a given.  But I see today everyone wanting to make sure that they are in line with what’s popular or God forbid – regular.  Don’t get me wrong I believe that there are some things that must be absolute for people to remain people (love, kindness, compassion, respect, non-violence, fairness, etc.)  But come on, must every writer be the same and write about the same things; say the same words, use the same current topics, the same jargon, the same usual, regular, boring genres in the same usual way…… drawing of man sleeping

I think you get my drift.  Even if you have the same topic must it always be just like everyone else’s?  For instance, many people with great writing skills they’ve not yet tapped into write about sex.  Why? Because it sells. 

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DON’T BE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE! GO AGAINST THE GRAIN! BE UNIQUELY YOU, UNAFRAID OF BEING DIFFERENT!

Please, stop and think about it.  You are a writer.  There’s a vast universe of topics and subject matter to choose to write about and all that comes to mind is sex. Wow, how boring.  (Yes, I said ‘boring’). You are unique and have unique experiences that make  your writing specific to you. Don’t limit yourself to what is ‘popular’ and heaven forbid, to what sells.  That talent you have is more than you know.  Don’t suppress it, don’t ignore it, don’t limit it.  The world and the universe is at your disposal.  Put it on paper and bring it to the masses who truly love to read a unique and good book.  When it’s finished send it to me.  I’ll get it ready for your publisher. You know that I’m here for you.

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Rosa

www.itsworthediting.com

YES, YOU CAN!

At an early age, my grandson was diagnosed as special needs.  I was terrified because I knew nothing about the particular condition he had and felt that I couldn’t do what was necessary to help him along.  Well, guess what, with some exceptional professionals at the school, and taking a couple of courses I found that I could do it–I could help him out.  Guess what?  I did it, too.  He was promoted from elementary school to middle school today.  

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My 5th grade graduate. My big boy.

 

What am I saying?  Yes,  you can, too.  You can write that story that’s been in your head for many years.  Yes, you can gather those poems that you have written on lined paper, on brown paper bags, on note paper, and even on a restaurant napkin! You can gather them up, take them to Kinko’s or wherever you can get them scanned and put on flash drive and send them to me.  

Yes, you can finally finish that dissertation so that you can get that degree you already worked so hard for.  Yes, you can get that resume updated and get a killer cover letter to accompany it, get that interview and then that dream position. Yes, you can do it and it won’t take long.  Yes, you can do it and yes, you can stop making excuses and second guessing yourself.  

You are unique and that makes your work unique.  Don’t think of being like anyone else except you.  How boring to be like everyone else.  When I have finished editing  your novel, short story, poetry collection or glance through that technical paper that will boggle my mind, you’ll be glad that you made up your mind that–YOU CAN!

Remember, I’m here for you and will assist you in all your efforts. Check out my website:  www.itsworthediting.com

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Rosa

WORDS IN PRINT CARRY A LOT OF WEIGHT

Please remember that throughout man’s history words have carried weight and changed the world around us.  Never feel that your literary work doesn’t matter.  Below are words from people who sacrified and gave their all; words that enhanced this great nation and turned it in a positive direction.  Read words of eternity,and be encouraged.  I am here for you.

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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

~Mahatma Gandhi

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

~Mother Teresa

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

~Nelson Mandela

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Preamble of the Constitution of the United States

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

13th Amendment

Section 1

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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Let there be light