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That’s not all, however. A couple of weeks ago, a writer pitched an article for WritersWeekly, calling publishers and editors bigoted if they reject an article or a book manuscript that has poor grammar and incorrect spelling…
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An author included detailed information about a fight between neighbors, and included their names. I sent her the same message I send to all authors who are (likely unknowingly) putting themselves in legal crosshairs.
She wrote back, “They can’t sue me because it’s 100% true.”
And, that’s when my lips pursed, as they do each time an author says that because I hear those same words ALL the time. I had to explain to her that ignorance can lead to bankruptcy…
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