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Hats Off: Ten Things To Consider When Writing Your Acknowledgements

Five Writers

by Jennie Jarvis

As Brad stated in his great post last week, this month we here at 5 Writers are getting into the spirit of Thanksgiving and talking about paying tribute in our work. For me, this topic feels very timely since it was only a few short months ago when I turned into my editor the Acknowledgements for my new textbook, Crafting the Character Arc: A Practical Guide to Character Creation and Development.

This being my first full length published manuscript, I had no previous experience with writing this kind of document. There were no special thanks included with my published short fiction. In the film world, the “Special Thanks” part of the credits normally come from the producer and not the writer. So, I had to dig deep and really think about what should and should not go into this section of my book.

I came up with a list of…

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