Friday, April 22, 2016

Speech Tags/TK/Free Speech/Hacking/Congrats

1.  Adam Blumer guest posts at Seriously Write on an alternative to speech tags. Writing dialogue can be tricky, but he gives some excellent tips.

2.  Tracy Hahn-Burkett guest posts at Writer Unboxed on to TK or Not to TK? I had no clue what "TK" was much less whether or not to do it. It's when you come to a place in your manuscript where you need to fill in a detail. Rather than stop writing, you insert TK to indicate the need for research. For example: (TK - name of local newspaper).

3.  WND reports on how San Diego's city employees are forbidden to use the term, "Founding Fathers." Check out the article about the attack on free speech.

4.   It's unfortunate, but social media hacking occurs more frequently than we realize. Edie Melson, at The Write Conversation, gives tips on how to reduce your vulnerability.

5.   Author Susan Panzica has a new website. She's also received interest on three of her manuscripts at a writers conference. I hope you'll pop over to her site and get to know a lovely writer. Congratulations, Susan!

Writers:  Do you press on when you discover the need for additional research or do you stop everything?

Readers:  How do you discover new authors or blogs?

Photo Credit:  John Pilge


quietspirit said...

Susan: I have done both. Just this morning, I took the time to stop and look something up in my Bible dictionary. I have done the (TK) thing but something like this (definition) or (research the background of the parable.)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit -

If I leave something blank or with a notation, I try to jot down a reminder. Otherwise, I'm likely to forget about it.

Susan :)