Tips All Professional & Technical Writers Must Know
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TOR’S TOP TIPS: OUR AUTHORS ON WRITING

TOR’S TOP TIPS: OUR AUTHORS ON WRITING | Tips All Professional & Technical Writers Must Know | Scoop.it
I asked several of our authors to offer one tip for aspiring writers. This is what they sent in: JOHN GWYNNE: Write for yourself. Something that you want to

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Penelope's curator insight, January 25, 2013 3:51 PM

 

It is always inspiring and enlightening to read tips from other authors. I certainly don't feel I have learned everything I need to know to be a superb and prolific author, nor do I think I will ever feel that way.

 

Here's a few tidbits from this excellent article to think about over the weekend:

 

1) Write for YOURSELF! - If it is something you would like to read, someone else in the world probably will enjoy it as well.

 

2) Don't listen too hard to your INNER CRITIC - Ah..the ever present negative voice inside the head of every author. We are forever shushing that voice.

 

3) Never FINISH a writing session by finishing off a scene - The author suggests trying to stop in the middle of a sentence. This causes you to be anxious to get right back to the page the next day. This is a new one for me, but it would actually cause all of your senses to be tuned in to finishing that scene.

 

There are several more, so you can head on over to the full article to see if you can add some more nuts and bolts to your author's tool kit.

 

*****This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"*****

 

Link to the original article: http://torbooks.co.uk/2013/01/24/tors-top-tips-our-authors-on-writing/#more-7897

 

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Technical Writing Defined

Technical Writing Defined | Tips All Professional & Technical Writers Must Know | Scoop.it

Jerz's Literacy Weblog states..."Technical and Professional Writing Technical writing is the presentation of information that helps the reader solve a particular problem. Technical communicators write, design and/or edit proposals, manuals, web pages, lab reports, newsletters, and many other kinds of professional documents.

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Technical writing involves writers from all walks of life and professions.  A technical writer designs their work based on their profession and produces an informative finished product.  This article defines what Technical writing is and how it is to be assembeld for presentation. 

 

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http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/technical-writing/what-is-it/

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Research Papers Made Easy (Video)

Research Papers Made Easy (Video) | Tips All Professional & Technical Writers Must Know | Scoop.it

WriteByNight is a writing center and writers’ service dedicated to helping you achieve your creative potential and literary goals.

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I love "how to videos".  Writing can sometimes be tough but using  step-by-step instructions is always extremely helpful.  In this video, Justine Tal Goldberg discusses how to write a research paper and give tips, techniques and exercises to be successful at writing. Click the video link above for valuable research paper writing tips.

 

"Write by Night" writing center, can help you...

 

-Learn the craft of writing

-Improve the skills you’ve already developed

-Get a specific project off the ground

-Complete a project you’ve started

-Prepare and submit your manuscript for publication

-Design, produce, and distribute a self-published book

-Market your writing and get it read 

 

 

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http://www.writebynight.net/

 

 

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Seven Sentences | Writing Prompts

Seven Sentences | Writing Prompts | Tips All Professional & Technical Writers Must Know | Scoop.it
Devour this seven sentence collection of blogs on writing prompts and unlock the creativity inside of you. Share these writing prompts with others.

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Why write? Everyone has their own reasons, but when I come into that magical zone where the words are just gushing forth from a wellspring deep inside my soul and magically flowing onto the page....I live.

 

 

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Better Writing Skills = Better Career Opportunities

Better Writing Skills = Better Career Opportunities | Tips All Professional & Technical Writers Must Know | Scoop.it

The Importance of Good Writing - Career Advice from the experts at CareerBuilder.com

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Good writing is important in every aspect of our lives.  We don’t realize this early on, but good writing is a must and will affect every aspect of our lives personally and professionally.

 

Employers will expect nothing less than the best in communication when hired. You should be job ready when you accept any new position. Your employer is not the one who will train you in this aspect, as you should have mastered good writing skills prior to being hired.  Good communication skills will have to be exhibited on the job beginning on day one.  The information contained in this article explains why good writing is so important for any job and how written exchanges can boost your career or hinder it.

 

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http://www.careerbuilder.com/Article/CB-1245-The-Workplace-The-Importance-of-Good-Writing/

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Steps to Take Your Writing to the Next Level

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Whether you know it or not, there’s a process to writing – which many writers follow naturally. These steps will guide you through the process and help you get organized.

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Some will argue this one, but following a process in your writing will assist you in a positive manner and tame your writing.  The main point is to begin your topic and write, write, write.  Writing everything down and organizing later, is the best way to begin.  In the beginning, when your thoughts start to flow do not be concerned with organization. You can always go back, edit and re-arrange. Writing does have a process and a suggested process is found in the following information. Incorporating this into your writing will assist you in producing your desired paper, blog or web article.

 

According to Ali Hale "whether you know it or not, there’s a process to writing – which many writers follow naturally. If you’re just getting started as a writer, though, or if you always find it a struggle to produce an essay, short story or blog, following the writing process in this article will help."

 

Ali Hale explains the 5 stages of writing:

 

1. Pre-Writing (Ideas & inspirations, writing prompts)

2. Writing (concentrating, drafts)

3. Revising (Removing, rearranging, replacing)

4. Editing (Using too many words)

5. Publishing (Bloggers, students, Jorunalists, fiction writers)


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http://www.dailywritingtips.com/the-writing-process/

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