Remove the fat

This post from econsultancy is about writing copy for websites, but the advice is good for most writers. We’ve long since moved beyond the complex, compound sentences of the 19th century. But many of us could still pare words from sentences. These tips show how.

Nine surprisingly lengthy tips for cutting and editing your copy | Econsultancy
https://econsultancy.com/blog/65314-nine-surprisingly-lengthy-tips-for-cutting-and-editing-your-copy/

What’s your process?

Today I found Monica Leonelle’s post about her writing experiment. She kept track of her writing and figured out when she was really working. Then she used what she learned to increase her productivity. I think I know my process, but this might help you figure yours out. And improve it.

The Three Biggest Surprises When Starting (or Attempting) a Daily Writing Habit – Sterling & Stone
http://sterlingandstone.net/starting-daily-writing-habit/

Work zones

My writing “spot” is wherever it’s quiet in my place. Over the years, I think I’ve worked in every room in the house, except maybe the laundry room. (Although I hear that worked for humorist Erma Bombeck.) Someday I hope to have a space I don’t have to give up as other family needs change. Here’s what some other writers do.

The Writer’s Room – NYTimes.com
http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/tmagazine/2015/03/25/writers-room-tom-mccarthy-rachel-kushner-paul-muldoon/?_r=0&referrer=