Remember not so very long ago when we lived in a world where it meant something to have a standard? Something established as a model or example. The recent dust-up over Sesame Street and Katy Perry is a good example.  While Perry is has some obvious things going for her; Sesame Street has long been known as an endearing children’s program with a specific standard.  I was happy to see they weren’t afraid to invoke their standard.  Good taste never goes out of style.  Apply a set standard to your own writing.  Don’t become flustered when you receive a rejection, always respond in good taste and move on.  Define your standard for your writing world and stay true to it.  Your audience will appreciate it.  LA Carlson

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