• Our Top Posts of 2015

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    FireworksSince many of you will spend a large portion of your week twiddling your thumbs at an airport gate, or sitting for hours in a plane on the motherf*cking tarmac, we figured this would be a good time to offer not just one blog post, but many. Because what else are you going to do? (One good answer: Write!)

    The following are links to some of our top blog posts from 2015, based on page views and rich interaction and whatnot. If you’re a regular reader, you’ve likely seen many of these. Consider it a clip show. If you aren’t a regular reader, well, why the hell aren’t you?

    Happy holidays, WriteByNighters! And safe travels.


    Finding a Writing Space in Your Home:

    “There will be obstacles—there always are—but with a little thought and experimentation, you should be able to discover or construct a writing space that works for you.”

    The Importance of — gulp! — Reading Your Writing Aloud:

    “While we strongly encourage you to hire a professional copyeditor when your manuscript is ready (of course we do —copyediting is one of our offerings) … we want to suggest a great strategy to help you edit your own copy.”

    Stop Starting and Start Finishing Your Writing:

    “Hello, my name is Justine, and I’m a starter.”

    8 Differences Between a Writing Coach and a Football Coach:

    “A writing coach will never force you to shower against your will.”

    A Professional Proofreader’s Margin of Error:

    “There are a lot of folks out there who call themselves professional proofreaders, but that doesn’t make it so. Just because I say I’m a shoe doesn’t make me a shoe.”

    Visualization Exercises For Writers:

    “If your bad writing days are beginning to pile up like so much jetsam and/or flotsam, it might be time to step away from your WIP for a moment and imagine it as a WIB (Work-in-Bookstore) instead.”

    What Kind of Editing Do I Need?:

    “Writers have a lot of editorial terms thrown at them — top or top-down, big picture, line, front, stylistic, substantive — but some of these are redundant, and a few are even supremely unhelpful. So how is a writer supposed to know what type of editing he or she needs?”

    Manuscript Preparation: How to Do it Right:

    “Finally, you read those magical words: The End. Now what?”


    Discussion: Thanks again for reading. We hope you find our blog helpful. But we’re always looking for ways to improve, so if there’s a particular topic you’d like for us to cover, or if you want more or less of a certain series or category, feel free to let us know in the comments below.

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