Whether you are editing someone else’s writing or they are editing yours, you need to know your editing marks.
These are the most commonly used marks:
Another good list of editing marks:
Get it here.
Another fine resource:
1. Share your writing with a fellow author.
2. Edit your colleague’s work. Have them edit your work.
3. Examine the suggestions your colleague/editor has for you.
4. Remember, you decide if you wish to make any changes to your manuscript.
See more of Loretta Schauer’s delightful work here.
Today’s Assignment: Work on your sketches.
We have seen medical flowcharts like this:
But, a literary or creative writing flowchart is more interesting.
Look at this great example from Jodi L. Milner:
See more from Jodi L. Milner here.
Today’s Assignment: Create a literary flowchart for the novel you are writing or the novel you are reading.
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary — flowchart is one word:
Author Sally Gardner:
Sally Gardner is dyslexic. Her main character, Standish Treadwell, in Maggot Moon also has dyslexia.
Today’s Assignment: Listen to this short podcast about author, Sally Gardner
in which she tells how she uses colored fonts when writing.
Maggot Moon is recommended for readers age 12 and up.
An epistle is a letter.
An epistolary novel can be fiction or creative nonfiction. It can tell a story through one or more letters.
(from Virtualsalt.com )
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
See more examples here: Goodread’s list of epistolary novels.
Epistle defined here: dictionary
Today’s Assignment: Write a short story in a letter format. Alternate letters between two characters.
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Memorize an autumn poem today.
Start with this one by Emily Dickinson.
Click here for more info from ‘Your Daily Poem.’
Emily Dickinson wrote many poems, but only a handful were published.
1. Memorize an autumn poem.
2. Write an autumn poem.
3. Read it aloud for someone else.
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Today’s Assignment: Practice your instrument twice as long as you usually do.
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1. Consider starting a writing club.
2. Check out nanowrimo for November.
National Novel Writing Month