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Why The Best Writers Don’t Get Published Without An Editor

Why The Best Writers Don’t Get Pub...

I have been ghostwriting and editing for other writers for years. I love it. There is no other way to express how I feel about it. Sharing in the development and production of someone’s story is like nothing else I have experienced. But, that’s the writer in me-the editor. One of the things that make it so spectacular is bringing out the very best in what was already amazing. I say this all of the time and I will continue saying it in every piece that I write on editing. As the author, you are far too close and invested in the piece to be the only one working on it. YOU...
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An editor, what’s that?

An editor, what’s that?

Hey hey! It’s Amani. The Ghostwriter. The Freelance Editor. I love for my writers to be well-equipped when publishing their babies. But better than equipped, I want them to be wise. I harp on the importance of getting their manuscripts professionally edited. So, let’s discuss the types of editors for when the time is right. Knowing what you need will help save resources and time. Writing and publishing can be expensive and timely. No need to add to that. Types of editors for publications In Newspapers and Magazines- Editor-In-Chief: Controls the content, look, and tone of...
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To The MVP on Father’s Day

To The MVP on Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day my loves! In celebration of the men who help us conceive, love, and raise our children, I would acknowledge and celebrate a few types in particular. First, on Father’s Day let us celebrate… Our Biological. We love you dad! Thank you for your good looks and our heritage. Thank you for not making us have to search hard or far for an understanding of who we are. We appreciate all of the games of catch, fishing, kite flying, self defense lessons, daddy-daughter dances, video games, tea times, ‘dont let mom find out’ fun, and ‘just between...
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Men: How To Cope Without Being In The Home

Men: How To Cope Without Being In The Ho...

I knew this guy once. Sensitive thing he was. Some people can’t take life head on. He cried-a lot. One of these times was about his children, one boy one girl. He was especially emotion regarding his baby girl, and that seems natural. He and the mother weren’t together and as she was a typical bitter baby momma as any when a man moves on. She talked terribly about him to them. He was so scared that they would think he didn’t want or love them. Having grown up with my father out of the house, I decided to share some essential fundamentals to help him cope...
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Pill Cosby: A Good Drink In Bad Taste

Pill Cosby: A Good Drink In Bad Taste

It is not unusual, especially in this capitalistic society, for businesses and individuals to capitalize on events or situations for their own benefits or gain. However, if not done properly, things often backfire. This is the case with D.C.’s bar, Diet Starts Monday. In 2014, allegations of sexual assault resurfaced for Bill Cosby and became a hot topic of discussion. The man whose T.V. family many of us grew up watching and idolizing in some form or fashion. An African-American dad with a successful marriage and traditional, wholesome family. A man with great standing...
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Having Your Say Over Your Child’s Education- What You Can Do Now!

Having Your Say Over Your Child’s Educat...

by: Verlyn Tarlton   The headlines say it all. Our education system is in crisis. With talk of additional budget cuts, overcrowded classrooms and inadequate resources, it is leaving most families at a loss for a viable solution. What if I told you that you could have the final say in the kind of education your child receives? Suppose there was a way for you to successfully have a hand in what, and how, your child learns without keeling over in exhaustion? Whether your child is in public, charter, or private school, you can not only change the future of your child’s...
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Meryl Streep, Donald Trump, and A Reason To Hope

Meryl Streep, Donald Trump, and A Reason...

by: Octavius Calloway   As the clock hit midnight on Dec 31, 2016 America rang in the New Year. On its surface it was a familiar celebration. In Times Square the lights shined and the music soared as a sea of people eagerly counted down the final seconds until the ball dropped and signified the end of a trying year. However, under the surface there was a country at odds with itself. A nation steeped in uncertainty and haunted by harsh truths-one of those brutal realities being that of a Trump presidency. It’s a concern shared by millions of Americans and one that was...
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From the Bookshelf to Off-Broadway

From the Bookshelf to Off-Broadway

by: Denise Newsome   When I first began this journey several years ago, I had some naysayers. As if the self-doubt wasn’t enough, the enemy always finds a way to bring people into your life who make you question the road you’ve chosen and the calling that’s been given to you.   How could I, a woman with only a GED, write a book?   How could I, a formerly incarcerated person, get it published?   How could I, a poor person approaching 50, succeed in life?   People didn’t necessarily have to say those words out loud or to my face, but I knew by the...
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Self-Published Princess

Self-Published Princess

by : Madeline Rosenberg   I never dreamed I could publish my own book. It sounded too good to be true.  There are so many amazing books on Amazon that from self-published authors, which show you how much potential we can have.  I have learned so much in the book business within the past year.  My advice to an aspiring author would be don’t do it for the paycheck – do it for the PASSION.  Self-publishing is tough work, especially if you’re your own publicist and formatter, which I am.   The most surprising thing I have learned is negative reviews can actually...
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Illiteracy And Our Children: Why I Write

Illiteracy And Our Children: Why I Write

So here I was again. Praying. ‘Are you there God? It’s me, Amani.’ I was in another vacuum. I had been thinking of getting a patent for a product I wanted to launch. I was considering about two fiction books and a book of poetry. On top of that, I was in desperate need (am in desperate need) of a vacation and another career. My current location was at my desk with my current employer, but my focus was shot. I hadn’t really done any work of value for a while. Just enough to stay above water and not get fired.  Then, as He usually does, God whispered his response. ‘Amani,...