Optical illusions in typefaces

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_683A bit of trivia for you. Optical illusions in fonts. I like the cartoon at the end of this one.

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12 most popular books of all time

Editing_and_Proofreading_Blog_383Go on. I dare you to write down your own list before you check the 12 most popular books. I’m surprised about several of theseā€¦

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When U doesn’t follow Q

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_707Stuck with a Q and no U? Here is a list of the words you need to know to get round that Scrabble problem.

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Boosting your productivity

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_629We’ve all heard the idea of working smarter, not harder. Knuckling down and doing something about it can be a very different thing.

This list of tools to help your productivity is aimed at writers, but most of them have much wider application.

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How well do you know the language of handwriting?

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_626Give this quiz a try and find out.

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So what is a sensible words per day target?

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_606Many people find they stay more focussed if they have a target. They don’t let themselves stop until that target is reached.

Target setting is always difficult. Too hard and you’ll get discouraged. Too easy, and it isn’t worth the bother of setting it. It can help to see how other people do it.

Here is a post about the daily word targets of some successful writers.

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Getting your characters right

Editing_and_Proofreading_Blog_386Getting your characters believable is a strange topic. Sometimes characters just work. Other times, the harder you try, the more wooden they get. Here is a nice post about weekend reading character development for writers.

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