Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesday's Tips for Flailing Writers

Writing Forward asks and answers What's the Difference Between Proofreading and Editing? (The short answer: Tears of embarrassment vs. tears of pain.)

Editor Unleashed has come up with a simple yet sensible way to add detail to your writing: Visualize Your Scenes with Storyboards.

Quips & Tips for Successful Writers has 5 Tips for Ending Your Writing Procrastination. A sixth? Stop reading crap like this.

A seventh? Put a Post-It note on your computer that reads: Penny-pinching publishers are starting to use un-met deadlines as an easy out for unwanted book deals.

An eighth: Stop wasting your time pretending to write in distracting spots like coffee shops. Truth is, they don't want your laptop typing ass lounging around for hours, anyway.

...And a ninth: When sitting down to write a novel, the sheer size of the project will surely seem insurmountable. But fear not, for Writing Roads has a list of tips for Making Big Manageable.