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Editor’s Choice – May 2020

Editor’s Choice – May 2020   Is Your Story Editor-Ready? Compare this checklist against a story you’re ready to submit, see if it’s 100% editor-ready. Editor-Ready Story Checklist □ Proofread, check spelling, punctuation, and grammar– Microsoft Word or Grammarly can help with spelling, punctuation, and grammar. -Confirm style with a style guide. Are boat names italicized? […]

Masada: The Mountain of Ghosts

A tour of the western shore of the Dead Sea brings travelers across a highway that runs hundreds of meters below sea level. While tracking north, the salt-lake lay still and to the right. Over the surface of the Dead Sea, it’s easy to see the wastelands and rocky terraces of the Wadi Desert. To […]

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Exploring the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline on the northern coast of the Salerno Gulf on the Tyrrhenian Sea, located in the Province of Salerno of southern Italy. What does that mean? For most of us, it means the front of the ankle on the Italian boot. The towns along the coast are nestled […]

Editor’s Choice – April 2020

By Mary Charlebois Check Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar Before Submitting Your Manuscript As an editor, nothing will send your story to my delete pile faster than misspelled words, poor grammar, and bad punctuation. An editor’s job isn’t to correct your mistakes. A good writer has a toolbox that helps them avoid manuscripts destined for the […]

A Tru-ly Unique Stay

By Cynthia Lamberty ITWPA Member When you think Hilton, what comes to mind? Up-scale? Established? Old-fashioned? Maybe even stuffy? Well, when I hear Hilton, I think routine. Neutral tones, muted color schemes, and cookie-cutter rooms. Of course, the beds are comfortable, and you’re greeted with a smile. But, basically, same old, same old. That’s what […]