A Word Please #7 — *Monthly Newsletter of the Writing Prof

In which we welcome Fall from beautiful Seattle

Lee G. Hornbrook
The Writing Prof


Photo by Matt on Unsplash

Hello everyone. Welcome to A Word, Please, the official newsletter of The Writing Prof. It’s been a while. I have exciting new updates for you.

1 — Accepting New Writers and New Submissions.

The Writing Prof is growing and needs new writers and new submissions. You can sign up to be a writer at the “Contribute” button on The Writing Prof home page (https://medium.com/thewritingprof) The best thing about being a writer for The Writing Prof is that you can be an absolute beginner or a veteran professional or anywhere in between. As your editor, I will work with you to make sure that your work has the professional polish necessary to be presented to the world.

2 — Goodbye, Atlanta. Hello, Seattle

Whiplash is settling in along with me in my new home in Seattle. Since 2018, I have moved coast to coast 4 times — SD to CT, CT to Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz to Atlanta, and now Atlanta to Seattle. But here I will stay for a while — unless I win the lottery and buy a boat with a reserved slip in Tahiti. We pulled a trailer for 9 days and arrived in Seattle on September 1, to a glorious city of sunshine and warmth without humidity. We’re walking distance to a lake and across the street from a large park. Now that we’re getting settling, it’s time to get back into the swing of things — writing, learning guitar, reading, teaching, editing — finding the joy in daily living.

3 — I Wrote a Memoir — Please Subscribe at Substack (It’s FREE)

In May, I completed my memoir — My Own Private Waste Land — for which I am seeking traditional publication. In order to accomplish that, it’s helpful to have an active social media following.

Please subscribe to my FREE substack — My Own Private Waste Land: T.S. Eliot, Mental Illness, and The Making of a Memoir.

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Please follow if you are interested in:

  • Memoir
  • T.S. Eliot and The Waste Land
  • Mental Illness — major depression, suicide, borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder
  • Writing and Publishing
  • The Querying Process

Thank you for your support.

4 — Editing Business

With more than 30 years in higher education as an English teacher, I am now actively seeking a certificate in developmental editing. I completed my first editing gig and am actively seeking more.

If you have a manuscript in need of:

  • Ghost writing
  • Manuscript review
  • Developmental editing
  • Copy editing
  • Proofreading

Initial consultations about your project are free. If you have a large writing project that you don’t know how to start or finish, let’s chat about it. You can contact me at lee_hornbrook@yahoo.com.

I’m starting a series on The Writing Process specifically for a Medium audience soon. If you have any requests for articles about the writing process, let me know in the comments below.

In the meantime, pour yourself some apple cider, get that pumpkin ready for carving, and dust off the warmer jackets, as the weather chills, The Writing Prof will be heating up. Enjoy this beautiful fall weather.

Thanks for your support of The Writing Prof. Kindly spread the word.

Just keep writing!

Lee G. Hornbrook taught college English for 25 years and is an expert in the writing process. He is the editor of The Writing Prof. For FREE help with YOUR writing process, reach out to Lee G. Hornbrook.

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Lee G. Hornbrook
The Writing Prof

Writer, Writing Coach, Writing Process Expert. I can help you become a better writer. Follow at leehornbrook.substack.com