12/18/2020 0 Comments
Writing tip #28: BACK UP!
I don’t know what this week’s writing tip was going to be because yesterday my formerly wonderful computer packed it in – completely out of the blue. My computer is salvageable but my years’ worth of work on it is not. So my revised writing tip is this: BACK UP! Thankfully I did back up all crucial documents like current editing jobs, but I was less diligent about not-so-vital documents like updates to tax records and writing tips. So guess what I’ll be doing over the Christmas break? *Ho hum*.
So don’t be like Hemingway … back it up – just BACK IT UP!
About this blog
Through my experience as an editor, a reader and a book reviewer, I’ve noticed that some writing faults keep just popping up again and again. As an author, I’m especially aware of those writing crimes that I’m frequently tempted to commit myself. This series of brief tips addresses the common writing problems that I’ve encountered. Following them will help make your writing clear, accurate and stylish.