Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Writer's block or not

Writer's block? What writer's block? I don't believe it. I don't have it.

If I have a story to write, I write it. End of story.

If you want to read more about writer's block you might check out a blog called Editing & Proofreading Hints & Tips. Sounds very similar to this one.

Writing and editing a blog: I came across a web site on how to write and edit a blog. I won't go into detail, but it suggests a conversational style of writing and a desire to edit your blog.

Keeping it clean: I can guarantee you that I spend some time editing my blog. I make mistakes, like anyone else, and mistakes are not a good thing on a blog about editing, proofreading and writing. It makes me sick when supposed writers or editors write messy posts to my Freelance Writers and Editors network on Yahoo. It looks unprofessional, and you know those editors and writers are mentally editing everything you say.

Editing quiz: I just found a test for aspiring editors. I once failed an editing test at a newspaper because I didn't know all of the editing symbols.

Why? It was in the advertising section at the paper, and I'd always worked in the news or sports department. We didn't make symbols; we just fixed the mistakes.

I won't go into detail, because the writer wanted it to be copyrighted.

Blogs to watch: The Editblog looks like it would be right down my alley. Turns out that it's about film editing. ... There's a blog called Sports Writing and Editing that's worth checking out. It isn't updated often. ... You might check out my editing blog. I write about whatever interests me.

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