Five Things I Learned Last Week

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Happy March.

Here’s some things I learned last week.

  • I’m doing revision wrong. One of my favourite sessions at last weekend’s WANACon virtual writing conference was Gabriela Periera and Julie Duffy’s Simple System to Rock Your Revisions. It made me realise I’ve been mixing up character, structural and line edits. That’s not a smart thing to do because the the broad edits will change so much that the lines you’re editing may well change. Do character and structural edits first.
  • Shero is a word. People use it.
  • Where to get images for this blog. WANACommons is a collection of photos that can be safely used on blogs as long as you give credit. There are some really nice photos, like this Squirrel from tdthread.
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Squirrel by tdthread

  • Posting a Gratuitous Kitten Picture gets hits.
  • I like Meg Myers’ Music. Thanks to John Scalzi I bought both of Meg Myers albums and I really like them. Particularly these songs :


When I first heard Tennessee I labelled it as one I was likely to skip over but then I listened to it in the car on the way to work and fell in love with the lyrics.

[Five Things I Learned Last Week by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 1st March 2014]

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