Editorial Message: Relationships

Poor editorial can be a big problem. When using words on a card try to be careful to use warm and upbeat words. Avoid "downer" sayings like "Sorry your cat died" cards. Rather say, “a pet can live in our hearts forever.”

Also remember that people send cards to their friends and not their enemies. Avoid insults, heavy put-downs or negativity, such as talking about someone being overweight.

Also see:


Booklet on 7 Mistakes Greeting Card Writers Make A list of 7 things to avoid when submitting greeting card verse to publishers.

Includes a list of card publishers and their guidelines, links to writer interviews, articles, card samples and other current resources. 20-page booklet and 2,300 words and 8 Pages of Card Samples.

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