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Janet Ambrosi Wertman

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Janet Ambrosi Wertman grew up within walking distance of three bookstores and a library on Manhattan’s Upper West Side – and she visited all of them regularly. Her grandfather was an antiquarian bookdealer who taught her that there would always be a market for quirky, interesting books. He was the one who persuaded Janet’s parents to send her to the French school where she was taught to aspire to long (grammatically correct) sentences as the hallmark of a skillful writer. She lived that lesson until she got to Barnard College. Short sentences were the rule there. She complied. She reached a happy medium when she got to law school – complicated sentences alternating with short ones in a happy mix.

Janet spent fifteen years as a corporate law
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Janet Ambrosi Wertman Find (and join) a critique group! Most people understand the benefits of beta readers, but regular groups allows you to go even deeper. I cannot overs…moreFind (and join) a critique group! Most people understand the benefits of beta readers, but regular groups allows you to go even deeper. I cannot overstate the value of having people read your work and give you feedback - or of how you hone your own craft by identifying what works and doesn't for others. Yes, yes, beta readers do this too - but their comments tend to be more global and comments can get lost. There is beauty and power in the granular comments! For example, last week, my excerpt included a sentence that I knew was too modern, that I intended wanted to come back to but didn't want to delay my whole submission over: "If you fail, he will come after you with guns blazing." One of the group members made the brilliant comment that I should consider using a Biblical reference rather than one based on weaponry. After giving it some thought, I changed the sentence to "If you fail, he will come after you like Simeon and Levi avenging Dinah." BOOM! That one change was worth the whole week - and there were so many more!(less)
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May 23, 1547 – Henry Grey Installed as Knight of the Garter

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Created by King Edward III in 1348 in homage to the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, the Order of the Garter is the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in England. Membership is limited to the Sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and up to 24 other living individuals (thoug

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