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Victoria Mixon

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I've been a professional writer and editor for more than thirty years and now make my living as an independent editor through my blog on the craft of writing, A. Victoria Mixon, Editor.

I started out on Goodreads reviewing vintage mysteries as I worked my way through my vast (and growing) collection, but, as it turns out, I simply can't keep up with myself.


We have this convention at our house where, whenever someone says something especially hilarious, we write it down on a yellow-sticky and stick it to the refrigerator.



As you can see, when you post yellow-stickies of your best dialog on your refrigerator, it eventually becomes a veritable blizzard of yellow-stickies. Especially if you live—as I do—with extremely witty people.


Dialog is tricky...

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This heartbreakingly beautiful book has been one of my favorite poetry collections for over thirty years, ever since it came out in 1979 when I was eighteen years old.

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I love the authenticity of M. Terry Green's credentials for this first book in her unique new series of Olivia Lawson novels.

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" Thanks, Nicholas! I read & edit for a living. All I ever think about is beautiful writing. I am so intensely grateful for novelists like Camus. "
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You know, considering I generally hate anyone who tries to glom onto a great author's characters for their own pecuniary advancement, I'm willing to give Goldsborough credit for this one--he did a heck of a job.

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