Once, I was advised by a writing tutor not to be too precious about my writing. I was told, if you submit something to a magazine for publication, the editor has the right to change or delete items. This came home to me this week when a letter was published in a weekly magazine. There is to be a payment, quite a generous one, but the letter bears little resemblance to the one I wrote. The facts are there, but written in a way I’d not have written them.I shouldn’t complain of course, after all the money will put food on the table, but it would be good to feel really proud of my own words. It’s something to bear in mind if you are a beginner especially.

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