Category Archives: Copywriting and Editing

You are a Writing God

Recently, I’ve repeatedly heard new creative writing students state variants of the following of phrase, ‘I didn’t know what to write next, so I just made this up’. My response, ‘Of course you made it up. It’s fiction.’

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Quick Post: Prepositions

If you’ve ever had a problem with the preposition, check out SheWrite’s piece ‘Preposterous Prepositions.’

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Careful Where You Click

Mat Honan, a writer for Wired magazine, did an experiment to find out what would happen to his Facebook feed if he ‘liked’ everything. He states: I like everything. Or at least I did, for 48 hours. Literally everything Facebook … Continue reading

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An Agency Gives Advice

I have recently discovered this literary agency which posts some helpful pieces on editing, publishing and working with an agent. Check out Carly Watters’ two recent posts: 7 Ways To Make Yourself An Easy Author to Work With and 4 Ways … Continue reading

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Quick Post #14: Why they’ve stopped reading

Editor Elizabeth Law has put together a very informative and helpful post stating the top ten tips reasons why editors stop reading your work. Check it out.

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This post will change your life

This is a copywriting tip. Well, not a tip, but something that works my nerves and I wish people would stop. There are human interest stories floating around the internet that use the ‘More News at 10’ method of a … Continue reading

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Human versus Machine: More than just Spell Check

Yesterday, during my day job, I nearly had a public melt down. Someone from IT suggested that we download a bit of software that ‘cleans and edits your writing for the web’. My manager and co-worker stated that they thought … Continue reading

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