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Hypothyroidism: When it doesn’t stay better (guest post)

HypothyroidWriter.com guest post by Althaea_Sarah Lentz

Behold, our first guest post!by Althaea* (a fellow hypothyroid writer)Hypothyroidism is not something we can just fix with a daily thyroid supplement, and some days are definitely better than others. Sometimes we find something that makes a big difference -- at least for a time. This post is for all those who've experienced a major improvement and who've jumped into action to make the most of it, only to crash when, sometime later, the improvement ran out. It happens. Maybe you...

When your fears about your writing come true…

HypothyroidWriter.com writing fears blog post Sarah Lentz

Naming the fearsThe other day, I was looking over a mind-map I'd created for my first book and reading the bits about the fears I had with regard to writing and self-publishing it. These (some of them, at least) will no doubt sound familiar: the fear that I'll put months into writing this book only to realize that no one cares to read it -- much less spend money on itthe fear that no matter how much time and effort I put...

Logic and Writing (Part One): Deductive vs. Inductive Reasoning and valid vs. sound arguments

HypothyroidWriter.com logic in writing part one blog post Sarah Lentz

Logic in Writing: Part OneDeductive vs. Inductive ReasoningThose who know me best won't be surprised to read that I prefer deductive reasoning to inductive. I've never been a fan of making general statements about a group of people, based on a few specific examples. This is how we get statements like "you get what you pay for" and "anyone who voted for him/her is my enemy / an idiot / going to he**."We can do better.This series of posts has to...

A tale of two editors

HypothyroidWriter.com two editors blog post Sarah Lentz

A Tale of Two Editors​Long ago . . . or, actually, in early fall of 2016, an author (also nameless) sought out an editor for her finished novel, and her writing coach recommended someone, whom she contacted -- eager to have her work polished by a first-rate professional.This editor quoted her a price of over a thousand dollars -- with $1,000 in advance. The author was reassured that this was merely what she should expect to pay for professional editing,...