One of a writer's most important tasks is editing, but one of the most common misunderstandings I see with writers, particularly new writers, is that editing is all about grammar, mechanics, and sentence-level issues.But that type of sentence-level work isn't editing; it's proofreading. Now, proofreading is important. It's SUPER important. It's how you polish and … Continue reading Different Kinds of Editing; or, How Developmental Editing is like Raising a Toddler
You have to be tough to be a writer. It's a well-known truth. From Stephen King's On Writing to the Instagram and Twitter writing communities, we all know writing results in lots of rejection necessary critical feedback Both are impossible to avoid and, in the long run, make you a better writer, so you need … Continue reading How the Soft-Hearted Writer Can Survive Rejection (and even thrive!)
Any time I mention Microsoft OneNote to writers, I get one of two responses. "Huh?" Or... "Nah..." Needless to say OneNote doesn't seem to inspire writers the way other writing apps such as Scrivener do. BUT (I'm sure you sensed a BUT coming), it is a useful tool for research, outlining, character profiles, and brainstorming. While … Continue reading Five Ways Writers Can Use Microsoft OneNote to Improve their Writing Lives
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