Today, as on most second Tuesdays of the month, we're inviting you to share your writing tip on our
Leave a Tip Day at The Blood-Red Pencil.
Make it simple, or complex. Maybe you've heard an addage many times and have followed it by rote. That doesn't mean everyone else here has heard of it. Or, maybe you've thought up a helpful hint all by yourself and it's worked for you.
Your tip can be about any aspect of writing, publishing, or editing, and can be about any format or venue, traditional, indie, self-publishing.
Whatever the case, our readers are eager to soak in your knowledge. You can make them happy by leaving your tip in our comment section. You may also wish to include your website or blogspot URL, in the event someone reading your idea wants to learn more about you.
Also, we'd appreciate your telling us where you've heard of us, but it's not a requirement.
Here's my tip:
If you've risked using the same verb ad infinitum in your manuscript, yet still feel compelled to portray the same sort of action, consider using the Thesaurus in your word processing program for a new way to say the same thing. Or, if you're old fashioned, you may even own a print Thesaurus you can consult.
This is basic, yet many times I sit and rack my brain for a new word, before giving in and hitting the Thesaurus button, and finding just what I've been looking for.
Your turn now. What do you know?
Morgan Mandel writes mysteries,
romances, and thrillers. She's a
past president of Chicago-North
RWA, was the Library Liaison
for Midwest MWA, and is an
active blogger and networker.
Her personal blog is at:
and website is: http://www/morganmandel.com.
See her new senior blog at http://spunkyseniors.blogspot.com/
Her romantic suspense, Killer Career, is 99 cents on
Kindle and Smashwords, and is also in print. Her thriller,
Forever Young - Blessing or Curse is targeted for release
soon on Kindle and at Smashwords before going into print.