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To whom it may concern,
Thank you for taking care of my baby, Rosalind. I hope you will forgive me for the unexpectedness of this situation, but I cannot give Rosalind the home she deserves. I hope you will see that she is well taken care of and loved. Please do not let anyone harm her. Tell her I loved her very much.More info →
Track Down the Weasel Words: And other strategies to revise and improve your manuscript (Writing Lessons from the Front)
Suppose you took your car to a mechanic who greeted you in about an hour and said, "You'll be pleased to know that I replaced your dead battery and added 250 unnecessary parts." Just as unnecessary parts would ruin a car engine, so unnecessary words, phrases, and elements can do damage to a story e...More info →