4 Ways to Plan Your Writing
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4 Ways to Plan Your Writing

Few people can sit down and start writing. Most of us hem and haw as we mentally walk through how to get from introduction to conclusion. It’s called ‘prewriting’ and everyone does it. What differs is the method–what best suits our communication style? Here are four approaches I’ve seen work for writer friends: Brainstorm/Mindmap Brainstorming, also … Continue reading

10 Hits and Misses for 2015
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10 Hits and Misses for 2015

Since I started this blog six-and-a-half years ago, I’ve had almost 1.2 million visitors, 3300 on my busiest day, with over 14,000 comments on the 1,238 articles I’ve written on every facet of writing. I have several columns: writer’s tips (sign up by clicking here) book reviews (Fridays) tech tips for writers (occasional) In between, I write what’s … Continue reading

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Tech Tips for Writers #95: Find the Programs You Use Quickly

Tech Tips for Writers is an (almost) weekly post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip. Q: I can’t always find the program I want. They seem to move … Continue reading