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Friday, February 25, 2011

Dedication Page For My Novel

The dedication page for my novel required thought and reflection on my part. There are a number of people during the past several years who have been supportive of my writing. This is so very important to an aspiring writer. It is so very important to me.

As you may guess, time, time and more time is almost demanded to write a great novel. Research is a must. References are a must. Acknowledgements are also a must, especially where copyrights are concerned. The old saying, "give credit where credit is due" holds as true today as ever. I was brought up on this philosophy among others.

I have listed in my notes the people who have been encouraging and downright supportive of my writing endeavors. They know who they are. I appreciate them. They will be acknowledged on my novel's dedication page as I intend to give credit where credit is due...

I have read many, many of these dedication pages in many, many books. The majority of these  dedications list coworkers, publishers, family and friends. A novel is where we can express our gratitude to these individuals. For many writers, if these supportive people had not given support, the books may not have ever been published.

I am referencing a link here to assist with drafting dedication pages. I hope you will view this link to - How to Write a Book Dedication by contributor Isaiah David as inspiration.  I did.

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My interest with writing began by composing poems about nature in my childhood. I also co-wrote a play in my 4th grade class when I lived in New Rochelle, NY. It generated enough positive feedback that my class put on the play in the school auditorium. I was fortunate to have a lead part. After my high school graduation, I entered the working world. For over 30 years I have been steadily gaining writing, editing and digital publishing skills. I began by composing letters and emails to company clients. I contributed to articles written for The Commuters Register based in Windsor, CT. Since 2009, I have added social media, digital publishing and blogging here in Wilkesboro, NC. Since 2010, I write ad copy for the listing descriptions for each of my 3 Internet shops open at In 2012, I entered a poem about my dog Red in the World Poetry Contest. The poem was chosen for publication. I have written articles for the Winston-Salem Frugal Living Examiner and Hub Pages. In 2012, I acquired The Wilkes Gazette digital newspaper that was renamed the Wilkes County Gazette in 2014. I write under both my own name and my pen name, Jeanne Armonk.

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