Jun 30 2010

Writing Wednesday – 1

Published by at 10:03 pm under Writing

I’ve decided to get more regular about updating this blog, partly to make it more attractive to you, dear readers, and partly to help me be more organized about it. To that end, I’m thinking of having several recurring themes: Writing Wednesday, Physics Friday (phear not, it’ll be phun — and include astronomy, planetology, and so on.), Manic Monday. Er, wait, that’s a Bangles song — Miscellaneous Monday, perhaps. And so on.

To kick this off, it being Wednesday (for a while longer in this timezone, at least), something about writing. I’d considered doing this before, and wrote a couple of draft articles for what I was going to call “Writing to Publish” before putting it on hold. There are plenty of writers and writing blogs on the web already — some of them with some quite strange ideas about how the world works, some with some very good information — and I wasn’t sure the world needed another one. But the proprietor of one such encouraged me to go ahead with it, so here we go.

The first of these Writing Wednesday’s will be the first of my “Writing to Publish” articles. I should narrow that down further to “Writing Fiction to Publish”. Writing non-fiction takes quite a different approach, although many of the basics are similar enough to get you by. If you’re looking for tips on writing essays or term papers, you’ve come to the wrong place. Although neatness counts almost everywhere. The full article is here.

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2 Responses to “Writing Wednesday – 1”

  1. Brad R. Torgersenon 07 Jul 2010 at 2:28 pm

    More Mayer = Good Thing! I check her often, but there are so few updates. Of course, having something to say and saying it, and not having anything to say — and saying it anyway — are two very different things. There are too many blogs doing a whole lot of talking about nothing. Probably something I don’t think you’ll ever have an issue with, Al. But yes, I like the plan!

  2. Alastairon 07 Jul 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Thanks Brad. It also helps if I remember what day of the week it is — the long weekend messed me up a bit. Of course, were I better organized, I’d have scheduled posts like “Writing Wednesday” ready no later than Tuesday — now that I’ve noticed this nifty little “schedule post for” button in WordPress.