Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Search and Rescue

Wow. I am very impressed with Tess Hilmo's post today. (She should start paying me for continuing to refer you back to her blog). Anyway, she recommends a great search technique for your manuscript that I hadn't done before. Go check her post here.

It reminded me of a post Damyanti did on Give a Girl a Pen a couple weeks ago about using passive voice. That was a huge eye opener for me and really strengthened my manuscript. (Of course, Damyanti always puts up thought-provoking posts) Check out the comments to see the ridiculous sentence I discovered.

I love when other writers share their secrets!

Okay, enough shout-outs and blog-surfing. Back to writing the novel.


Lady Glamis said...

I agree it was a great post!

Tess said...

Aww, shucks! Thanks, friend. Let me tell you, I've been on this path for seven long years and wish I would have learned those tips a looong time ago. And, I'll have to click over to that other link - thanks!

Sarah Jensen said...

What a great post.

Don't you love when other writers share tips and blunders that help improve our writing.

Maybe we should do a post, "What I did wrong, so you don't have to..."
That way others can learn.


Jody Hedlund said...

Just happened upon your blog and it is very lovely and well organized!

Corey Schwartz said...

Hi. Clicked through from Beth Revis. Nice blog. Hope your one-year-old has a better day tomorrow :)

Joyce Wolfley said...

Thanks Jody and Corey. I love new people visiting!

Tess and Lady Glamis- come join us at Give a Girl a Pen. We'd love it if you'd be guest bloggers.

Cindy said...

This post by Tess really helped me, too. I recently discovered Wordle and now I'm finding all sorts of overused words in my manuscript.