Quote of the day
You can delegate the activity but not the responsibility; you can share the praise but not the blame.
~TIMOTHY A. PYCHYL, author of Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change
Many modern novels are told from more than one character’s perspective. While the technique adds interest and richness to a story, many novel writers don’t understand why they are telling a story from more than one POV. No matter how many characters “take the microphone,” writers still need to know whose story is being told.
Hemingway knew it. George Orwell and Mark Twain did too. And because they incorporated this truth into their lives, it gave their writing that special sauce that elevated the quality of their work.
Writing YA is fun, but it certainly isn’t easy. I don’t believe it’s any different than writing an adult historical novel. The same standards apply.
Joe Pulizzi, king of content marketing, shares some tips around Slideshare and Podcasting, which are great ways to produce additional content using pieces you already have access to – like articles you’ve written and your book.
The easiest way to remember the difference between copyediting and proofreading is to consider when they occur in the editing process.
A reward might hurt your ability to think creatively for a given task or job, but it might boost your creativity. It all depends on what the work entails and whether or not you receive a reward for actually producing creative ideas.
A new study finds that thinking about far-off events in terms of days, rather than years, makes people get started sooner.
FACEBOOK HAS LONG been a crucial middleman for news. We post, share, read, and discuss stories in our News Feeds every day. But to read an article, you still click or tap on a link in Facebook—and then wait for it to load on its original site. This process can be slow. It can be frustrating. And it’s about to start changing.