The Do’s And Don’ts Of Editing

  • Do save every two minutes.
  • Don’t lose your messed up mind.  
  • Do take short breaks that turn into long vacations. 
  • Don’t edit for ten hours straight in the middle of the night. 
  • Do adjust and adapt accordingly to curveballs and fastballs and all the balls thrown your way. 
  • Don’t lose your non-existent patience. 
  • Do surround yourself with support or be your own cheerleader because you dont have any friends. 
  • Don’t give up on your baby.
  • Do set small goals to build your low confidence up until you’re a mean, cocky editing machine. 
  • Don’t be too hard on yourself or too easy. 
  • Do learn as much as you can about the pain that is editing. 
  • Don’t compare yourself to other artists.

Do’s And Don’ts Of Loving A Writer

Co-existing with a writer isn’t difficult, especially if you follow the advice below.

Do what they ask when they ask.

It’s easy. It’s simple. It’s uncomplicated.

Don’t interrupt a writer when they’re working.

Work includes: reading, blogging, pretty much everything.

Do remember details.

The writer remembers.

Don’t get into an argument, thinking you’ll win.

If you can’t fulfill the former, you’ll find out the hard way.

Don’t call them lazy.

Or anything else that isn’t true.

Do give them distance.

And space. And time. And the entire world.

Do listen when they speak.

You have two ears for a reason.

Don’t touch their things without permission.

Misplacing them is punishable by imprisonment.

Do support and encourage them.

This should be obvious.

Don’t expect a fast response like ever.

Don’t say I never told you so.

Loving a writer is much like loving a very special human being. Don’t you agree?


10 Do’s And Don’ts When Editing Your Novels

I had the pleasure of guest posting for the first time.

And I also had the pleasure of writing about editing. Or is it blogging about editing? Both?

You didn’t see that coming, did you? A post on editing courtesy of yours truly? What a pleasant surprise.

Check it out here.

Thanks Rachel!

I’m sure you’re already following her. If you aren’t, get off my blog and go to hers.


The Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Standout Presenter

Here’s a short excerpt:

Let’s face it, being an effective presenter isn’t easy. For some, it’s downright terrifying. But speaking is a necessary skill both in school and in real life. Here’s how to become a better speaker. Well, in theory.

Do Use the 10-20-30 Rule

Coined by great the Guy Kawasaki, he says you should have 10 slides per presentation, shouldn’t be over 20 minutes long and nothing smaller than 30 point font. That’s a good place to start.

Do Prepare for the Worst

What do you do if the video you planned to play doesn’t work? Or the projector malfunctions halfway through your presentation? Simple. You keep going.

Want to read the entire article? Click here.

I hope you find the do’s and don’ts helpful!