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“For months, I struggled with one of my short stories. It received positive feedback from numerous magazines, but the consensus was that the middle lost its tension. I brought the story to Hillary because I already trusted her as a writer. Hillary provided some of the most insightful feedback I’ve ever received on a piece. She cheered on the parts that were working, showing me where I could build. She pointed out parts that held back the narrative and offered  clear suggestions that honored my voice and enhanced the story’s strengths. She is as talented and trustworthy as an editor as she is a writer in her own right. I look forward to working with her again.” – Virgie Townsend, writer, communications specialist, and attorney from Syracuse, New York. Her writing has been featured in The New York TimesWashington PostChicago TribuneHarper’s BazaarVICETin House Online, and other publications.
She was more than a champion for my work; she understood exactly what I wanted to do and had clear-eyed advice on how to do it” – Cheryl Pappas, Author & Editor
“Hillary isn’t only an author doing her own thing. She’s a participating, contributing member of a thriving writing community” – Deanna Rasch, Author & Editor
“Hillary Leftwich is that rare find; she’s a brilliant writer who’s also a great teacher” – Rogan Kelly, Author & Editor-The Night Heron Barks


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