Discovering a WooCommerce Business: PHLEARN
The CEO of PHLEARN, a tutorial site for Photoshop and Lightroom, discusses its evolution from a YouTube channel to a successful company with editorial staff.
Write Through It: The A to Z Challenge by Susanna Sturgis
Professional editor Susanna Sturgis takes on the A to Z Challenge.
Language lovers, rejoice — Proof Perfectly, the personal site of proofreader Sara, features posts on writing, grammar, and the art of editing.
A Note on the Vagaries of Publishing Poetry on the Internet
Veteran poet, editor, and Vox Populi publisher Michael Simms reflects on the challenges of bringing an ancient, change-resistant form like poetry to today’s predominant medium: the fast, flat, fragmented internet.
Stroppy Editor is the personal blog of Tom Freeman, an editor in London. “Like almost all jobs, mine is sometimes dull and sometimes frustrating,” he writes, “but I get to play around with words, which I enjoy.” Here, he blogs about language, editing, grammar, and more.
25 Things You Should Know About NaNoWriMo
Participating in National Novel Writing Month? Novelist Chuck Wendig tells it like it is: “If you want to do this novel writing thing then you must come to terms with the fact that rewriting is part of a novel’s life-cycle. Repeat the mantra: Writing is when I make the words. Editing is when I make them not shitty.“
The Editor is Dead! Long Live the Editor!
“Editing is when you move your armies in to occupy the territory you won during your word conquests,” writes Oliver Gray. “It’s where you can use your left brain to clear the battlefield of all the dead metaphors and corpses of analogies that your right brain abandoned to rot.” Post-NaNoWriMo, Gray compiles tips for writers facing their first drafts.
Matt at Must Be This Tall To Ride muses on life, writing, the editing process, and paying attention to details: “If I could just muster up the patience and discipline necessary to comb through the details of my life like I would a proofreading assignment.”
“Like bread dough, my writing seems to require time to rise in a warm, draft-free place. The long proofing period is necessary; turn up the heat to hurry the rising, or don’t leave it long enough, and I get a stodgy, dense loaf.” Chris Galvin, of the Quebec Writers’ Federation, describes the process of slow writing.