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Do You Wanna Fight??

 By Charlotte Bennardo Our theme this month, thank you, Mars, god of war, is constructive fights, or surprising confrontations with students. I haven't taught in a classroom in... uh, years. So I'll focus on constructive fights in publishing- between editors and authors (which is always a learning experience).  Photo by Mikhail Nilov: / I have never heard of a manuscript being accepted as is; no changes or edits necessary, they love it! There are ALWAYS changes they want the author to make. Some of those changes (having been through the process), have you saying, sure, I can make them, no problem!  But then... there are THOSE changes that just... kill you. They don't fit with your vision, or they change so much of the novel or you simply hate them. This is when you may have both a constructive fight and a surprising confrontation. As an author, you have to fight for the integrity of your no

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