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secretsxywriter's Biography:
Sex: Female
Weight: No Answer
Height: No Answer
Location: Wouldn't you like to know...
Orientation: Straight
Interested In: Friends, Men
Status: Single
Smoke: No
Drink: Occasionally
Fetishes: Blindfolds, Light Bondage, Sensation Play, Sensual Domination, Submission
Pets: Cat(s)
User Number: 996098
Member Since: July 8, 2008
Last Modified: November 18, 2017
secretsxywriter
Some words from secretsxywriter:

11/13/17 "The Naughty List," my entry in the Winter Holidays contest, has been posted.

Forewarning: It is in the BDSM category, so, you know...expect surprises!

Please vote by 12/7/17! Thanks in advance!

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Since joining the Volunteer Editor program in Summer 2017, I've met quite a few authors with a vast range of unique ideas. While they all have different writing styles to tell their stories, I hope that my suggestions help them become better writers. That my words of encouragement instill a personal sense of pride in their own work when their story gets posted on Lit for the world to see. Then I silently acknowledge the nod in their intro for my assistance before moving on to the next author/story.

However, just like when I get writer's block and feel like giving up on an idea, I sometimes wonder if I should continue editing. After noting that multiple edited stories have never been posted, I question if it’s worth the time and effort I put into helping others improve their work when only a few seem serious about submitting. When there is no guarantee that any of the stories will ever see the light of day on Lit.

Then along comes the type of thanks from an author that encourages me to persevere no matter if only one story is a success. It was unexpected, and I admit, I teared-up when I read her words. I'm copying them below for posterity's sake…as a reminder to myself and to other Volunteer Editors that our efforts are not always taken for granted.

A parting "thank you" to all the authors who do seek me out as an editor and esteem my help, even if you don't always agree with it. Ultimately, it's your story to tell. I just feel honored that you've given me the privilege to provide insight into your creation.

~ SSW

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"I usually reserve this space to thank my copy editor. Instead, I have decided to take this opportunity to gush about her.

Unfortunately, this is the last chapter secretsxywriter has edited for the Nights without Grace series. She is a highly sought-after copy editor and I was lucky that she consented to work with me through the first six chapters. Although I am sad I will not be working with her; I am looking forward to working with another editor from the Lit volunteer program for the remainder of this series.

I was fortunate to work with secretsxywriter who is a published author with many successful series to her credit on Lit, like the Raw series in the BDSM category. Just recently, she was given Lit's Editor's Choice for a very funny piece called A Fucking English Lesson. As a new erotic writer and new to Lit, I couldn't have asked for a better guide to writing and to the Lit community.

Secretsxywriter is an extraordinary copy editor. She diligently corrected grammar, spelling and gave insightful comments on structure. She also mentored and challenged my work to make me a better writer. Needless to say, I am already envious of the next new crop of writers she will take under her guidance.

Writing thank-you seems inadequate after all the generous sharing of her time and wisdom. So, I step away from my keyboard to give a standing ovation to you, secretsxywriter, an excellent editor and friend. It has been a great, great pleasure."

~ Pinknite, "Nights Without Grace Ch. 06"

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MY WRITING PET PEEVES

* Butchering POV. Unless you're a seasoned writer who has mastered third-person omniscient (which most on Lit aren't and haven't), the narrator cannot know what other characters are thinking/feeling...especially why.

* Using incorrect punctuation…or none at all when it's needed. What is everyone's aversion to commas?!

* Not proofreading & not using Spellcheck...or an editor.

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My "FUCKING ENGLISH LESSON" has been moved to a submission in the How To category due to length.

https://www.literotica.com/s/a-fucking-english-lesson

Please keep sending me your suggestions, and I'll get them added with other edits.

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