Can Using Editing Tools Improve Your Writing?

By C.K. MacLeod and Carla Douglas This post first appeared on June 17, 2015 at The Book Designer and on July 15, 2015 at Beyond Paper Editing. How do you edit your writing? Perhaps you use one of these self-editing approaches… Approaches to Self-Editing There are many ways to improve your writing. You can set your… Continue reading Can Using Editing Tools Improve Your Writing?

5 Best Tools for Self-Editing in a Hurry

by C.K. MacLeod It’s difficult to view your own writing objectively. To do so, you need to discipline yourself to put it away so you can look at it again in a new way. If you write to deadlines, it isn’t always possible to set your writing aside. But there are shortcuts to handle time crunches.… Continue reading 5 Best Tools for Self-Editing in a Hurry

Scrivener to WordPress, Fast

by C.K. MacLeod Do you blog efficiently? I try to. Here’s how I get a blog post from idea to published, as quickly as possible. I use Scrivener Markdown Hemingway app WordPress Collect ideas in advance. Whenever I have an idea for a post, I create a new file inside of a Scrivener project. If I… Continue reading Scrivener to WordPress, Fast

The Easiest Way to Format Your Writing

by C.K. MacLeod Writers are encouraged to write a first draft without editing or formatting. And with good reason. Formatting and editing can often get in the way of getting your thoughts down. But at some point, you’ll want to format your writing so that it’s easier for your reader to navigate. That is, in… Continue reading The Easiest Way to Format Your Writing