Every week (well, most weeks), I share a tip with writers, a trick that 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:
- 19 Self-editing Tips
- 13 Tips for Cozy Mystery Writers
- 7 Tips for Literary Fiction Writers
- 10 Tips Guaranteed to Rescue Your Story
- 6 Tips for Western Fiction Writers
- 21 Tips from Strunk and White’s “Elements of Style”
- Beware the gerund
- Too Many Prepositional Phrases is Bad
- 10 Tips from Janet Burroway
- 11 Tips to Self-Editing Your Manuscript
Here are the Top Ten Tech Tips for Writers, according to my readers:
- The Five Second Back-up
- Typing Over Text and How to Stop It
- The 3-Click Rule
- What the Heck Does ‘Print Screen’ Do?
- Quick Search for Plagiarized Images
- How to Screenshot
- How to Embed Google Docs
- Auto-add a Period, Caps Lock, and More on an IPad
- Save Your File so Everyone Can Read it
- How to use Google Street View
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, and the thriller, To Hunt a Sub. She is also 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, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning. The sequel to To Hunt a Sub, Twenty-four Days, is scheduled for Summer, 2017. Click to follow its progress.