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Meghan Ward
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For all the moms out there who need a good laugh.
Credit Illustration by Victor Kerlow
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Fiction and memoir editors: I'm having so much fun typing scenes full of  bad writing and errors for my Edit Yourself class to correct. What are the most common mistakes (in structure, character development, story arc, writing) you see when editing fiction?
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"Meghan ran down the stairs huffing and puffing" (poor sentence structure that attributes the huffing and puffing to the stairs not Meghan +Meghan Ward
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I'm getting excited to teach Edit Yourself: How to Make a Good Manuscript Great at the San Francisco Writers' Grotto this Sunday. There are still a few open spots if you or someone you know wants to enroll.
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I'm offering a brand new class this spring at the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, and I'm really excited about it! In Edit Yourself, I'll teach you everything I've learned from the books I edit—from how to strengthen your story arc and characters to dozens of tips that will save you money hiring line editors. Class is just one week away, so don't wait if you're thinking about enrolling. Seats are limited.
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Wow, this took a lot of work! The photos don't show the painted prints. I bet they're beautiful.
 
This is interesting. 

What's shown in these teaser videos is too brief for me to get a sense whether Chase Me is something special, or mostly hype. But in either case, it's enough to demonstrate that the potential is there to make splendid films this way.
When 3D printing jumped on the scene everyone was trying to push the boundaries of what was possible, from scientists and technologists to artists. French animator Gilles-Alexander Deschaud has gone further...
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Pulitzer Prize winners were announced this week (http://www.pulitzer.org/awards/2015), and my buddy @RobKuznia won the Pulitzer for local reporting in journalism! Rob and I worked side by side at the Fremont Argus 14 years ago, and he so deserved this. Congratulations, Rob! 
Rob Kuznia won a Pulitzer Prize for his journalism. But he’s no longer a journalist because he couldn’t earn enough to support himself. Now what?
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California Bookstore Day is just 9 days away! On May 2, 95 bookstores will sell 16 exclusive books and art pieces to celebrate California Bookstore Day in conjunction with Independent Bookstore Day. See the website to find a participating indie bookstore near you.
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I couldn't resist buying this Chris Ware print from Pegasus Books to celebrate California Bookstore Day today.
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I'm so excited this Wednesday to see my friend Alfonso's movie Me and Earl and the Dying Girl at the SF Film Festival! (Co-produced by another good friend, Jeff Sommerville). This film won both the Grand Jury Prize AND the Audience Award at Sundance this year! (If you can't make the festival, it comes out June 12).
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You need to exercise moderately 450 minutes per week to gain the maximum health benefits, according to this article. That's a lot of exercise! (Although 150 mins/wk is almost as good and a much more realistic goal.) Not counting all the walking I do chasing after kids and doing housework, I probably exercise 2-3 hours per week. What about you?
Two new studies suggest that the ideal dose of exercise for a long life is a bit more than many of us currently believe we should get, but less than many of us might expect.
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Wonderful essay by my friend Leslie Absher about her CIA father's role in the 1967 Greek military coup d'etat. 
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Wonderful (and tragic) essay by Stephen Elliott about seeing his memoir The Adderall Diaries made into a movie starring James Franco. 
The author of <em>The Adderall Diaries</em>, adapted into a film starring James Franco and playing at Tribeca, shares his unsettling experience.
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Writer/Editor
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Developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, writing, blogging, social media consulting
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    Writer/Editor, present
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Berkeley, CA
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- Paris, France
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Freelance Writer and Book Editor in San Francisco
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I am a writer and freelance book editor in San Francisco. My editing services include developmental editing, line editing, and copy editing for novels, memoirs, nonfiction books, and PhD dissertations. I teach blogging and social media classes at the San Francisco Writers' Grotto and blog weekly at Writerland.com and biweekly at SheWrites.com.
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  • UCLA
  • Mills College
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