Although this month’s topic is Self-Editing, I thought I’d take a bit of a side road, as a fun thing to do. I think all writers can relate to these ideas, and I hope you enjoy it!
A is for author…we all know people who would be authors, “if only they had the
B is for books…we love to read them…and to write them!
C is for computers…they drive us crazy, but we couldn’t get along without them.
D is for doldrums…whenever you’re in the writing doldrums, try reading your
favorite author, or something in a completely different genre, or
just sitting down and writing!
E is for editors…the best editors are understanding, helpful, and friendly, even
when they send rejections.
F is for flowers…every writer needs to buy herself a bouquet of beautiful flowers
no now and then.
G is for groups…critique groups, that is, and Wordsmiths is the best!
H is for heart…when we write from the heart, we can’t fail to do our best.
I is for illustrators…illustrators give our words a “look.”
J is for jumping up and down…that’s what we do when we get an acceptance!
K is for knitting…my favorite leisure-time activity…and I’ve written a number of
articles about it, too. Think about how you can write about
L is for light-hearted…any manuscript improves when it has a light-hearted touch.
M is for multi-tasking…I planned and took notes for this post while I was ironing
and doing other chores.
To be continued on my next post on June 19th.
Contributed by Marjorie Flanders