By the way, if you are a writer and/or visual artist based in the greater Seattle area, you are invited to submit to Between the Lines, the annual student-edited literary/arts magazine of Edmonds Community College. I'm the faculty adviser for the magazine; the students make all the editorial decisions! The magazine includes a mix of student work and work from local writers and artists. Feel free to ask me if you'd like more info, or email the editors at btl at edcc dot edu.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
I've written four articles so far. With the first three, I haven't received any feedback beyond a Facebook "like" or two. Now with the fourth article, I've received two emails in one night from people I've never met, and both of the people are telling me how helpful the article is. Go figure.
It's an article about five strategies for proofreading your own work, based on ideas I've suggested to students (and probably most--if not all--of these ideas were suggested to me at one time or another by other writing teachers). I do think the strategies are useful, so maybe I've provided a public service to the writers of the world by pulling the five strategies all together into one article?
You never know what you're going to write that will interest people; I always hope my poems catch people's attention, but maybe it's my thoughts on proofreading that speak to readers... Ah well.