Nice to meet you once again on another Thursday. Since last week, I’ve been engaged with my (copy) editing project and made a discovery: I actually really like it. At the last Writing Group meeting, I volunteered for a spot on the “Review Committee” and while I felt it was a tentative move then, I feel now that it’s a sure way to improve my own writing.
Here are a few things I noticed about the editing process:
- Different perspectives change your editing attitude, and consequently, what you see.
- Hunger has an effect as well; the pen bleeds more.
- If Sharpie produces a red “ink” liquid pencil that would be my go-to-tool.
- Typos are everywhere
With that cute little ad circulating around my county, I’m not necessarily on a mission or anything but pointing them out definitely sharpens my game.
Lastly, here’s an update from Resurrection:
Post a blog entry at least once a week Edit and review story for J.R.Revision “Meeting” to come!
- Engage with and maintain online community
- Find up to three (3) poetry contests to enter this fall
- Post at least three (3) more poems to Hello Poetry
For you guys: What non-writing activity sharpens your writing skills? Do typos irk you? Which ones?