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Writing tips: know your grammar

Know your grammar. If you don’t, check it. Buy yourself a grammar book, dictionary and thesaurus, and use them. If you don’t, copy-editing will be a long, painful and costly process. Better to get it right yourself in the first place. And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet: Writers’ BLOCKbusters: know your grammar http://wp.me/p5gEM4-1ut #writingtips via @SandraDanby
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Writing tips: read on the page not the screen

When re-drafting, print the m/s and read it on the page. Write your corrections in coloured pen so they are easy to spot, and tick them once you’ve made the correction. I date things too, but that’s just my journalistic background showing. Once I’ve corrected everything on a page, I draw a line across it. And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet: Writers’ BLOCKbusters: read on the page http://wp.me/p5gEM4-1uo #writingtips via @SandraDanby
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Categories: On Writing.