Wednesday, August 24, 2016

#Writing Wednesday - August 24th 2016

Want to make something stand out in your writing? Then try using one of these seven forms of emphasis in writing. As a point though, several of those are completely useless in a document being read by a blind person, since things like bold or italic text aren't picked up by screen readers, and neither is text size. The only way for a blind person to tell if someone has used different fonts or anything in Microsoft Word is to select a piece of text (which is a fiddly job when you can't see) and check the font settings for that piece of text. I don't mind highlighting pieces of text to make them fancy looking when formatting my print internal documents, but there's no way I'm going through someone's entire document checking the font details for each individual word to see if it's got something fancy done to it to make it stand out. Just saying. Still, they're useful tips in general, so I figured I'd share them.

Anyway...

Need some ideas for your next writing project? How about using one of these ways to find inspiration in your memories?

It doesn't matter if you're starting a new writing project, or still collecting tips for improving a current one, either way, here are five rules for chapter one, which should help you get your story off to a great start.

You know what else helps? Reading! You don't need to read quite as much as I do (although, if you can, good for you). But you should at least be reading as much as you can. Not reading is the number one reason you aren't writing.

Finally, here are some tips on how to avoid murdering your writing career.

2 comments:

IntenseGuy said...

I can image this sort of stuff is hard for you - I think most of the time the emphasis stuff is over done - so you aren't missing much being very selective!

Victoria Zigler said...

Iggy:
That's good to know... Thanks!