About Joyce Deming

Joyce Deming is a public librarian and writes a monthly book review column for the library's newsletter, to foist her favorite books on the unsuspecting public. With her husband, she owns a "farmette" west of Denver. They raise sheep and ducks, mostly for the entertainment of the dog. When she's not feeding animals or shoveling out corrals, she reads and creates fiber art.

The Berry Patch

Reading the draft Joyce sent to us for the Fall 2009 Writing It Real No-Contest Contest and the tweaked version, you’ll see an example of the importance of polish editing. Although an essay might be “all there” on the page, rearranging some paragraphs and tweaking the ending can make a huge difference in the effect … Continue reading

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