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.

7 comments:

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.