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August 2016 Special Edition Newsletter

UPDATE ON “ANNIE’S STORY, BLESSED WITH A GIFT”

I want thank everyone that has responded for the first-edition, pre-launch, signed copies of “Annie’s Story, Blessed With A Gift.” I’ve done the final edit and had it proofread. Layout will be done this week. Reserved copies are $20.00 with a portion of the proceeds going to numerous nonprofit organizations to help women and children. Please respond to me at livinginashadow@outlook.com. Thank you for your reservations! It pleases Annie so verra’, verra’ much!

Please watch the video of me speaking about the significance to the modern world that Annie brings to us all…

 

 

New Annie’s Story, Blessed With A Gift, How Annie and Thomas from the mid-1600s relate to our modern world

Watch this short video to reserve your limited, first-edition, signed copy of Annie’s Story, Blessed With A Gift: Includes 340-page historical fiction novel based on fact via a past-life regression, shipping within the continental U.S., part of the proceeds donated to a nonprofit organization.

Join the Annie Movement. Help fight for women’s rights and cure birth defects.

 

LIMITED, SIGNED, FIRST-EDITION PRE-LAUNCH, ANNIE’S STORY, BLESSED WITH A GIFT

Please let me know who would like to reserve a copy of this book for the Signed, Limited-Edition Pre-launch. I will be getting back with everyone after August 7th with the particulars.

I love this soft watercolor that reveals my thoughts on editing…

I hope you always have smooth sailing working with your editor.

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Editors

I know that we are dreaded like the plague

And good writers all have been known to beg

For leniency, or “for just this once”

“Let me please have my participles in a bunch…”

It’s not rocket science or even a hunch

There really are tried and true rules

That adhere to the ‘Elements of Style’ clues

The bible, so to speak, on traditional editing

There is a right way and a wrong way for betting

On your words, finding your way

To take your thoughts and what you say

And put it in verse for another day

Or lovely prose with descriptive highlights

To tickle someone’s fancy and take them to new heights

In appreciating a well-edited dialogue

So your momentous scene isn’t bogged

Down, dribbling with boring facts

Or inconsequential IT hacks

Who’d rather be staring at patterns in binary

Who cares about your words? So secondary

To your science, technical, and professional views

If you can’t spill the beans on the most recent news

In your industry and do it justice

Your words are just tracks of scuffs

Showing you’ve been there

But you just didn’t care

About the right ways to present

Your latest new plot or business event

When you need to get the word out

By better means than just a shout

Editors can make it delectable–

Extract the extraneous, enhance the essential

Let your words speak for themselves

Letting your editor proofread and clarify

With accuracy and consistency

What you need to in-print upon the masses

For all time, literate passes

Through the online super highway

To express your desires, put out the fires

On the subject matter that you share with your peers

Releasing your fears, making the syntax clear

Yeah, an editor can do all that…

–© 2016 by Deborah A Bowman.

books and journals

Editing from yesteryear…

Annie is Done. What do I do now? I have no words … “Annie’s Story, Blessed With A Gift” (sequel in 2017)

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Annie's Final 6x9 Cover
A painting by my mother, an incredible artist (oil painting 18×24-inch on canvas). The forest is integral to Annie, who is based on a past-life regression. In essence, I am Annie!
Blessed With A Gift Cover
Annie lives in her own world. She talks to the animals and faeries. Quoted from ANNIE’S STORY: BLESSED WITH A GIFT–“Annie is an enigma.”