Three Tips: Get some style, tell it short, be inspiredPosted: March 22, 2013 | |
It doesn’t have much of a plot, but if you want to know the proper format for all kinds of things, including dates, addresses, numbers, titles, and much much more, invest in a copy of the Chicago Manual of Style, the most popular guide used by editors. It’s handy to have the actual book on hand (I bought mine used), but if you don’t want to put out the money, you can subscribe to the online version at http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org. Give it a try and make your editors smile.
Can you tell your life story in six words? The folks at sixwordmemoirs.com think so. Click on the site to find inspiration and regular challenges. You may find you don’t need as many words as you thought.
Do you know about Pinterest? It’s a popular networking site where people post pictures of all sorts of things. Looking at pictures and “liking” and reposting is fun, but you can also find ideas there. Click on www.pinterest.com, look at the pictures that come up and write about one of them. Or several.