Happy National Grammar Day! – Yesterday was the day. But in honor of it click here and read some silly grammar jokes. Mark your calendar for next year.
Malcolm Gladwell on Literary Genius – Best-selling author looks at the nature of artistic genius and when it blooms. Be on the lookout this Fall for his new book called David and Goliath.
7 Tips for Writing Great Copy – read this when creating your “back cover copy” for your next book proposal. Excellent article.
Is Traditional Publishing in a Golden Age? – Read the highlights from this interview with the CEO of the Hachette Book Group or listen to the entire interview online.
10 Essential Questions to Ask if You are Hiring a Writer – If you are a freelance writer, can you answer these questions if asked?
A Brief History of the Typewriter – Okay, its a little geeky to find this interesting…but enjoy the article anyway.
Writing Historicals – How Accurate Must You Be? – The movie “Lincoln” has come under criticism for certain historical innacuracies. Anne Cleeland asks some good questions for those writing historical novels.
In the article 7 Tips for Writing Great Copy, number 5 had my favorite line: “Verbs get in your face, and since your competitors will be fluffing up their copy with adjectives they found in a thesaurus, you can win people over by describing what you actually do”.
What a valuable reminder.
Verbs! Action! Get ’em involved. Renni Browne and Dave King’s book had me doing lots of rewriting. Good reminder.
I like my old Underwood. Still works, too. Just can’t find the cut and paste on it.
Thanks for the articles each week.
Pat, I think Browne and King rock too! That book is a necessity. This reminds me I need to get my copy back soon when I begin rewriting. Thanks for helping me remember 🙂
Thanks so much for including Anne Cleeland’s post at Writers In The Storm. The discussion in the comments section was as thought-provoking as the post.