Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday's Tips for Flailing Writers

I'm partial to the 2nd of Annie Dillard's 12 keys to stronger writing: Don’t ever use the word 'soul,' if possible. (Via)

I was mildly bemused while I quickly perused Cracked's 9 words that don't mean what you think they mean.

BookEnds, LLC is a literary agency. (Go on. I'll wait until you're done Googling their email address so you can send 'em your query letter. Done? Okay.) Here's their advice re: deadlines.

Article Writing Tips has 5 things you should and shouldn't say to an editor. (Or, for head-game kicks, you can use all 10 and really throw 'em off balance. This is often referred to in women's magazines as 'giving off mixed signals,' and usually results in making women of low self-esteem want you all the more.)