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Top 10 (Tech) Tips for Writers in 2017

top 10Every 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 2017 Top Ten Writer’s Tips, according to readers:

  1. 6 Tips for Western Fiction Writers
  2. 15 Tips for Writing Poetry
  3. 13 Tips for Cozy Mystery Writers
  4. Writer’s Tips
  5. Writers Tip #5: Beware the gerund
  6. 10 Tips Guaranteed to Rescue Your Story
  7. 19 Self-editing Tips
  8. Writer’s Tip #103: 20 Tips from Bill Bryson
  9. Writers Tips #102: 17 Tips from The Careful Writer
  10. 10 Tips from Janet Burroway

Here are the 2017 Top Ten Tech Tips for Writers, according to my readers:

  1. Unconventional Research Sites for Writers
  2. How to Use Canva in Your Writing
  3. Image Copyright Do’s and Don’ts
  4. How Google Docs Improves Writing
  5. Tech Tip for Writers #126: Why Use Airplane Mode?
  6. Image Copyrights: The Video
  7. End of Year Tech for Writers: 13 Ways to Update Your Online Presence
  8. How to Use Google Forms in Your Writing
  9. Lots of Public Domain Images
  10. Tech Tips for Writers #125: Editing is Easier When It’s Done Digitally

If you were asked to give a new writer one tip, what would that be? Please add it to the comments.



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, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the upcoming Born in a Treacherous Time. 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.

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50 thoughts on “Top 10 (Tech) Tips for Writers in 2017

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  2. Hi Jacqui – it’s great to have met up with you for all these wonderful tips and ideas you have – well organised for you and then of course us … thanks! I’m noting .. cheers Hilary

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  3. Jacqui, thank you for all your work during the year to source, put together these tips … I’ve used so many of them. I read about Canva the other day and it was started by a young female student who had dropped out of uni in Australia and saw how difficult it was to make simple banners, yearbooks etc. Seeing the gap in the market she went ahead and set up Canva!

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