Last week I posted the hundredth tiny tip on my blog. It will be the last of a series that’s been going on for two years.
Does that mean there will be no more writing advice on my blog?
Of course not!
I’ll keep posting tips, just not in the TTWT format. The posts will be a bit longer and more detailed. But we are not saying goodbye to the shorties just yet. Today I’m posting a list of ALL one hundred Tuesday Tiny Writing Tips, sorted in categories so it will be easier for you to find the topics you need help with. The categories (in alphabetic order) are: Blogging, Characters – Names (tips only on naming your characters), Characters – Tips (tips on creating and developing characters; everything but naming them), Creativity/Productivity/Motivation (for the days you don’t know what to write about), Editing (editing and proofreading), Fans/Readers (how to connect to them, how to get feedback from them, what not to do to your community), General Writing Tips (tips that don’t fall into the other categories), Marketing, Titles, Wattpad (these might apply to other similar apps/websites). Some of the tips will only be present in one category and some will appear in several categories.
And now, for the list Continue reading
We all need to edit what we write, be it a book or a blog post. Sometimes people do that as they read their creations and sometimes they prefer to mark whatever is wrong without fixing it and return to it later.
If you are the latter type, Continue reading
If you’ve just finished your novel or are about to, this is the perfect blog post for you. What’s next? Continue reading
If your work is out there, there will come a time when someone will tell you that you are wrong about something. It could be about a fact, a grammar mistake or a typo, or it could be that they think your opinion on something is wrong. The last of those is a complicated issue for another time, but we will address the rest here. Continue reading
I’m a fan of making lists. They keep everything tidy and organized, and I recommend you use them for your writing. Applying one to each chapter (or half a chapter, or a third of a chapter) will improve the overall quality of your writing. Things you could include in the list and look for when editing are: Continue reading
A Spotlight On Editing
by Angela Stevens
Why I Changed A Steamy Sexy Bathroom Scene Into A Decorating Scene
If I’m truly honest, I enjoy editing more than writing the first draft.
Because that’s when I discover the nuances in my story, where I refine the characters’ motivations, and where I find the novel’s balance. However, the down side is making the decision about deleting or totally redrafting whole scenes and chapters Continue reading
You are writing and you have this nagging feeling in the back of your mind, telling you something is off; so what do you do? Use what I like to call The W Method – Continue reading
You found a plot hole or big inconsistency in an old chapter or one of your readers discovered it and pointed it out to you; now what? Continue reading
This little gem was left in my comments by Johana Hefer who graciously allowed me to share it with you. Her editing tip is so simple, I wonder how I, who often google “writing tips”, have never come upon it before: Continue reading
Proofreading – don’t Continue reading