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Comparison of text editing methods

September 3, 2018 Bilal 0

Comparison of text editing methods https://ift.tt/2Ps2WDA Given how much time I spend producing text, I’ve spent shockingly little of it considering the tradeoffs of various modes to input it. I had a vague sense that typing is faster than handwriting and that, despite this fact, I still prefer writing drafts by hand in my notebook. Recording audio notes while walking and using Otter’s automatic voice-to-text transcription is fantastic for getting thoughts down in a steady flow, but the result is never something immediately publishable. And Evernote’s mobile app is great for typing up quick notes while walking around the city, […]

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Should writers only write what they know? What I learned from my research

September 3, 2018 Bilal 0

Should writers only write what they know? What I learned from my research https://ift.tt/2wEoPst Writing is an act of imagination – but when it comes to imagining other people’s lives, it pays to do your research. Shutterstock.com As an academic in creative writing, I attend a lot of literary events. One question I can always count on being asked is, “can I write characters of other backgrounds?” This has been a growing concern since Lionel Shriver at the 2016 Brisbane Writers Festival unleashed a tirade against what she called “censorship” in writing – referring to criticism of her book The […]

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10 Modern Proofreading Tips to Catch More Avoidable Goofs

September 2, 2018 Bilal 0

10 Modern Proofreading Tips to Catch More Avoidable Goofs https://ift.tt/2ocXhWn Traditionally, proofreading is a separate task from editing. And I still treat the two as different activities. However, the creative… Continue Reading The post 10 Modern Proofreading Tips to Catch More Avoidable Goofs appeared first on Copyblogger. Business tips,Publish Creativity via Copyblogger https://ift.tt/Kh7sCg August 27, 2018 at 02:11PM https://ift.tt/HYm2Jx https://ift.tt/Kh7sCg https://ift.tt/2ocXhWn

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Simplicity or style: what makes a sentence a masterpiece? – Jenny Davidson | Aeon Ideas

September 2, 2018 Bilal 0

Simplicity or style: what makes a sentence a masterpiece? – Jenny Davidson | Aeon Ideas https://ift.tt/2bwhCCS A great sentence makes you want to chew it over slowly in your mouth the first time you read it. A great sentence compels you to rehearse it again in your mind’s ear, and then again later on. A sentence must have a certain distinction of style – the words come in an order that couldn’t have been assembled by any other writer. Here’s an elaborate, Latinate favourite, from Samuel Johnson’s preface to his Dictionary of the English Language (1755). We have to train […]