PUBLISH: to issue for sale or distribution to the public.


It’s just a matter of timing, I suppose, but several of us in our writing group are ready to publish.  We have gone through the lengthy process of writing several drafts of our work,  editing it several times by several people, and workshopping it in the group.  Some of us have passed it by professional […]

QUERY (KWEE-ree): a letter from an author that outlines or describes a projected article.


I used the term query in a conversation the other day and the person with whom I was speaking looked at me as if I had shocked him.   Probably it’s because the pronunciation of the word sounds like the word “queery.”  To him, that didn’t fit into the discussion we were having about the process […]