Friday, November 2, 2018

Editing Tips/What It Takes/Christians in China/Devo/Vintage Doilies


1.  I'm always looking for ways to improve my writing. Julie Glover, at Writers in The Storm, give some easy edits to make your story flow better.

2. Are you a wanna-be-writer or newbie writer? You'll want to read this honest and blunt post by Edie Melson, at The Write Conversation, on what it takes to reach your publication goals.

3.  Christian Headlines shares the latest news on what's happening with Christians in China. I never want to take for granted the freedom to worship. We are truly blessed and need to protect that right vigorously.

4. MaryAnn Diorio posts on, "Is Fear Quenching Your Faith."

5. Susan, at Writing Straight From The Heart, shares the beautiful vintage doilies she found at a recent sale. These made me so nostalgic. I still have some my Mom crocheted years ago. A friend made one for a wedding gift, which I have on one of my nightstands. They're so pretty, and I appreciate all the hard work that goes into them.

Writers:  Which editing tip helped you the most (either in this article or elsewhere)?

Readers:  Do you have any vintage pieces from your family? Please share.

Photo Credit: Zsuzsa N.K.


quietspirit said...

Susan: (writer) I liked the editing tip of eliminating the crutch words. And the finishing sentences with strong words.

(reader) I have two doilies that my great aunt might have made. They came to me after my stepmother passed on. I also have my grandmother's cedar chest that is almost 100 years old and my great-grandmother's library table. I believe it's a Duncan Fyfe table. I received those items of furniture when my dad had to go to a nursing home and we had to get rid of his belonging.

Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

The best editing tip for me is... let more people proof read!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit - I have a number of doilies and potholders my mother made, as well as one given to us for a wedding present. There's something so special about the connections to past generations through beautiful, handmade items.

Hi Marja - Yes! The more eyes, the better. We get so familiar with our work that our eyes automatically correct any problems. We don't even see them.