Top 10 Tips for Writers in 2015

2015Every week, I share a tip with writers, a trick you forget to use in your own manuscript, but makes a big difference in the rhythm and feel of a novel. Some, you can make use of immediately. Others, file away for that cranky day when your writing limps along and you don’t know why.

Here are the Top Ten Writer’s Tips, according to readers:

  1. 10 Tips Guaranteed to Rescue Your Story
  2. 17 Tips on How to Market Your Books Online
  3. Beware the gerund
  4. 8 Writing Tricks You Won’t Read Anywhere Else
  5. 13 Tips for Cozy Mystery Writers
  6. 7 Tips to Avoid Email Phishing
  7. 15 Tips for Young Adult Writers
  8. How to Write Like a Pulitzer Prize Winner
  9. 8 Tips on Middle Grade Writing
  10. 7 Tips for Literary Fiction Writers

Here are the Top Ten Tech Tips for Writers, according to my readers:

  1. Don’t Like Double Space Between Paragraphs?
  2. How to use Google Street View
  3. How to Add Accents and more
  4. End-of-year Tech Tips: Image and Back Up Your Computer
  5. Keyboard Shortcut for Find
  6. How do I convert my picture?
  7. Zoom In/Out of Websites
  8. Find the Programs You Use Quickly
  9. Reset Default Font
  10. Make your desktop icons Big or Little

If you were asked to give a new writer one tip, what would that be?

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer,  a columnist for TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her book at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.

35 thoughts on “Top 10 Tips for Writers in 2015

  1. I’ll check some of these out.

    I’d tell a new writer to be patient, because a contract doesn’t happen in one month, you don’t snag anyone with that first query, and most importantly that book isn’t done until there are revisions, notes from CP’s, and more revisions.

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  2. Jacqui, all great tips and invaluable reference source. My tip for the moment would be double, triple, quadruple check all your work before sending it out – errors creep so easily even when you’re sure there aren’t any!

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