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Daily Writing Tips
5 years, 11 months ago Posted in: Blog 0
As a writer I want to be learning all the time but it's hard to find the time to read lengthy books on the subject. I have found a couple of great services for time poor writers that allow you to learn something each day in less than the time it takes to read a newspaper article. The first I will cover is Daily Writing Tips.

http://www.dailywritingtips.com/

Ok bookmark that right now! Daily Writing tips is just that, a blog that gives you a short topic every day that will help improve your writing. Better still it lets you subscribe to get a tip a day in your email or RSS reader.

One of the hardest things I faced once I had made the decision to work towards becoming a career writer, a profession by the way that is one of the most competitive in the world is to think like a writer. It was for this reason I started using Daily Writing Tips, despite that whole “I don’t want to admit I don’t really know what I am doing” thing. I haven’t done an arts degree in literature and I suspect a lot of writers haven’t either. I also suspect that like me most writers are slightly introverted (otherwise we be actors right?) and the whole networking thing is rather intimidating. Not to mention the fact that every other writer you meet while networking is sooo much more experienced and knowledgable or at least we think they are. What I have found over the last two years is that by using sites such as daily writing tips my networking skills got better because even if my writing is still pretty crappy, interesting crap but still a fixer upperer I can at least sit around the table with other writers and not feel like a complete moron.

So thinking about it, one tip a day and in a years time you will be 365 points better than you were a year ago. Ok that assumes you remember each one but as a little something to get you in the mood for writing each day it’s worth its weight in gold. Retain some of it as well and it’s worth it’s weight in gold pressed latinum. Now if you don’t know what that is, there’s a little research task for the day.

This Weeks Podcast

Just before the XMas break I recorded a what’s coming in 2011 with Rick and Simon and guest Martian Mascot and honorary editor Raven.

http://highwaytomars.com

Daily Song

I am the soldier…

Daily Picture

The absolutely gorgeous cover from The Martian Who Stole Christmas

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