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Rita Lorraine

Rita Lorraine

Hello Everyone! I'm a former educator of 20+ years with an advanced degree in School Psychology and I'm currently a full-time children's writer, ghost writer, and freelance editor. I earned the 2014 SCBWI Letter of Merit for an unpublished Multicultural manuscript; I am the 2012 Lee and Low New Voices Award Winner; I am the author of Getting a Job in the Food Industry (Rosen Publishing, 2013), Getting the Most Out of MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses (Rosen, 2015); The Right Degree for Me in Healthcare (Rosen, 2015); and African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes (The History Press, 2008). I am also a Media Professional for the New York Journal of Books, a member of, and a member of 12x12 - 12 Picture Books, 12 Months.

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    Carolyn Cordon

    I enjoyed this very much. I have the first draft of a novel now – the first one of many I’ve started. I got to ‘the end’ with this one by just devoting every moment to the writing for a month. Now, though, it’s time to work of the second draft. I have your thoughts here to help me with it.

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    Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Rita Lorraine Hubbard

    Hi Carolyn,
    I’m so glad you stopped by. Congrats on your first draft. What’s your genre? I try to list competitions, etc. for various genres. If it’s a YA, be sure to check out my latest post on the Gotham Writer’s 250 word competition. Even though you’re in the editing stage, Gotham is accepting 250 words as a screening process to find up-and-coming writers. You never know where competitions will lead, but one thing’s for sure, they help keep your mind sharp and your writing tight.

    Best wishes,
    Rita Lorraine

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