A co-worker periodically rails against the bad writing she she sees in documents that cross her desk. Then we commiserate about failings in writing education. Here’s an article from the New York Times about efforts to improve writing education.
Why Kids Can’t Write https://nyti.ms/2hn9ibq
Yup, it’s a new year. This post is inspiring me. I hope it does the same for you.
Sitting in an In Print writer’s group meeting this afternoon, I heard our speaker Don Gingold of Sprocket Websites talked about marketing. One of the sites he referred to included this article about moderation.
Practicing Moderation with Your Marketing (and Why It Matters) | Social Media Today
Here’s a great article about some of the best nonfiction work from women writers. I plan to read one a day until I’ve gone through all of them.
After a while, we’re all in the upper grades, aren’t we?
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on my blog. It’s been an incredibly busy time.
But I need to finish a project and I’m using the boost of January: Our Writing Month to do it. Feel free to join me. It’s a low-profile writing marathon for those of us who don’t have time for extra projects (like the venerable NaNoWriMo) during the holidays.
Crime writing is a big book category in Britain and here are this year’s Dagger award winners. As always, I like to look to winners for inspiration.
Daggers crime writing awards presented to ‘the best of the best’ | Books | The Guardian.
When I was younger, and at times in college, I made attempts to keep a journal. I would put their contents in the category of “warm-up drills.” Some swear by them. Here’s an argument for using one.
The Most Obvious Writing Tool You’re Not Using.
Stories without research can be pretty flat. Here are some useful sources and a few tips for using them. I’ve used several of them and they’re great.
Research Tools Every Writer Needs – Aerogramme Writers’ Studio.