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  • Writer's pictureClarke Wallace

That’s what takes time. The editing. A lifesaver! No

matter what you write; a note to someone or something

longer, it plays a big part in how others see you. Sloppy

writing tells them you don’t take yourself seriously.

                Most important is getting  the spelling right. But you’ve

written down what you ‘ve want to say in as few words as possible.

Hopefully,.

           Writing anything, a manuscript, a short piece of prose,

takes a lot of rewriting to get it right. Putting what you

want to say in the shortest way. No one wants to read your

five pages if you can get it done in one page.

Editing is key for a writer. Building thoughts on what  

you want to say is important. Then read over what you’ve

written again and again.  Make corrections. No spelling mistakes.

Having someone whose judgment you trust to read what you’ve

written might be helpful.

A second opinion would be helpful:. Might  being the operative

word. But don’t let it put you off.

Writer’s comment: As my father, a clergyman, would say :‘Poor is

the man (the woman) who can’t spell a word more than one way.’

        I’ve taken his advice to heart. Being a lousy speller myself.

  • Writer's pictureClarke Wallace

I seem to be on a  ‘nature’  kick these days. 

Looking out my office window at the trees around

the house are hard woods; mostly maples and oaks,

their branches bare.

Little buds are appearing and wonder of  wonders

tiny leaves begin to appear and grow and stay with us

for the next six months or more.

        Soon I won’t be able to see much because my

view is a forest.

        We humans are lucky to see how Nature works.

Without us having to much if anything.  How sap moves

 up through these bulky trunks that at the moment look

dead to us in those frozen winter months. Yet they spring

to life all on their own. No real help from us.

Writer’s comment:  Warm weather arrives not at first.

Without a little chilly breeze which hangs around before

disappearing on its own. Summer is next and after what

we’ve been through we’ll welcome it with open arms.

Soon we’ll be shedding our coats and scarves and

Whatever and watch Nature take over without us

having to do little to help.

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