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This One Goes Out To The One I Love

As a person with aspirations of one day publishing a book rather than just drafting them, I spend about 60% of my time devising witty* dedications for the title pages of projects I have yet to finish.

Dedications are often slightly boring – ‘for [insert relative here]’ type messages, but occasionally they’re revealing, or hilarious, or heartbreaking.  An internet (and personal) favourite is from Jenny Lawson‘s excellent book Let’s Pretend This Never Happened:

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Alas, even with the drafts of 12 books on my hard drive and a further two in progress it’s unlikely I am ever going to have enough stuff published to warrant the number of dedications I’ve come up with, particularly given that many of them are for total strangers.  So I thought I’d post some here. Continue reading “This One Goes Out To The One I Love”

How to Say Thank You (Part 2)

Tracey S Rosenberg
Tracey S. Rosenberg © Chris Scott (http://www.chrisdonia.co.uk/)

On Friday, author and poet Tracey S.Rosenberg posted on the tricky subject of acknowledgements.  Today she gives some practical advice to help you thank people without being twee.

I had a pretty full acknowledgements slate with my debut novel, The Girl in the Bunker and I could have included more. In general, categories include (but are not limited to):

  1. Continue reading “How to Say Thank You (Part 2)”

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