Following best practices helps improve the quality of your project, whether your a writer or Web professional. But which best practices do you follow and at what level of detail? Not enough and your project suffers; too much and it becomes a time-sink eating up effort your could spend on other projects. Know when to draw the line.
In part one, I described how to begin outlining a novel. To summarize, create a grid describing characters, plot and setting and add in everything you can think of. Have a character that fascinates you but not sure what role she’ll play? Put her in. A subway fight, but don’t know who’s fighting or why? […]
I used to hate outlining, even though I know I’ve spent too much time on revisions or working on first drafts I eventually abandon. So, I gave it a dry, developing a hybrid method that worked well for me, and I am now hooked. In this two part post, I describe how to outline a novel.
Too many sites lack a Content Manager—someone with editorial responsibility and control for the entire site. Without this role, sites segment into information ghettos, with inconsistent and contradictory formatting, information and spelling. Like a store that doesn’t bother to sweep its floors, it sends a damaging message.
In the year-plus I’ve been on Twitter, I’ve followed and then unfollowed a number of people for two main reasons: Found what they said uninteresting They so often that they dominated the feed In almost all cases, both reasons applied to the same tweeter. This got me thinking about Twitter etiquette, especially if you use […]
As I decided what each character would be wearing, the more I learned about them. And, I came to realize, I’d missed opportunities to give them added dimensions with only a few extra words.