Raynetta Manees

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Raynetta Manees is a best-selling, award-winning author; digital & print; traditional & self-published. She's done it all! Raynetta has written several five star (★★★★★) Black romance novels as well as a non-fiction book about Alzheimer's. All books are available on Amazon and B&N.

Her landmark first-person novel, "All For Love," first released in 1996, is now considered a Black romance classic. An updated e-book edition of the novel was released in 2013. This book is now Book One of The SuperStar Series.

September, 2016 marks Raynetta's 20th anniversary as an author. She celebrates this milestone with the release of Book Two of The SuperStar Series, "All For Love: The Superstar" on Sept. 23, 2016. The book was
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Raynetta Manees By a “big” word I am assuming you mean a word that is either lengthy and/or cerebral.

The most important factor in your choice of words is to use the…more
By a “big” word I am assuming you mean a word that is either lengthy and/or cerebral.

The most important factor in your choice of words is to use the right word, that is, the word that most the appropriately conveys your message. The “size” of the word in and of itself is not a reason to use it.

One factor to consider in choosing the most appropriate word is your targeted audience. The vocabulary you would use in writing a children’s storybook would probably be quite different than the words you would use in a book targeting college students.

To use a big word just because it is a big word when a smaller word would be more appropriate would make your writing seem fake, pompous, and/or ostentatious. I have read authors that do this and it only detracts from their writing.

On the other hand, to use a smaller word when a larger word would better fit your context could make your writing seem simplistic, or worse, not properly or fully convey your intended message.

To sum up, your choice of words should depend basically on two factors: its fitness for the context of your material, and your targeted audience, not the “size” of the word.

To answer your second question, it is absolutely critical that you understand each word you use, otherwise, how could you determine that it is the best word for your writing? I would advise you to never use a word you don’t understand. The better choice would be to use smaller, simpler word that you do understand. To do otherwise is to risk your writing failing entirely to express your point.(less)
Raynetta Manees A writer who helps others write books or other material is called a ghostwriter. Just google the term "ghostwriter" and any number of ghostwriters for…moreA writer who helps others write books or other material is called a ghostwriter. Just google the term "ghostwriter" and any number of ghostwriters for hire will be listed.

But do your research before hiring someone. As is unfortunately the case in just about every area of our lives these days, there are scam artists out there. Ask to see referrals from people they have previously ghostwritten for. Read books you have confirmed they have ghostwritten. There are a lot of good, reputable ghostwriters out there but just be careful who you pick and research the person before hiring them.

There are websites on "how to hire a ghostwriter". Google that term also for additional guidance on how to go about it. Good luck!(less)
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Follow Your Heart

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Wishing on a Star

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Heart of the Matter

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“This book is dedicated to every woman who has ever felt self-conscious about her size. Outer beauty comes in all sizes, shapes, heights, ages, and colors. And inner beauty will always shine through, no matter what the packaging.”
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“Everything in life has its price, and often the heaviest prices we pay are not in terms of money.”
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“I have a hundred million fans, Angela, but I have very few friends.”
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“This book is dedicated to every woman who has ever felt self-conscious about her size. Outer beauty comes in all sizes, shapes, heights, ages, and colors. And inner beauty will always shine through, no matter what the packaging.”
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“The DARRYL part of him that exploded on stage made its spellbinding, turbulent presence most felt off stage when we made love. He was a symphony of contradiction; tender, yet fierce; sweet, yet riotous; impassioned, yet leisurely; giving, yet unquenchable. We lay there naked on the carpet a long time afterward, both too depleted—and too content—to move.”
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