Friday, January 2, 2009


In my efforts this week, I learned the importance of proofreading your own work. This is a most difficult task. As a writer, I know what I am trying to say. When I re-read something, I read it as I intended it to be and that may not be what is actually written. Here are a couple of tips:

Walk away - Let your writing get cold, even if it is only for 10 minutes or 10 days. This will give you a chance to look at it with fresh eyes.

Read out loud - You may thing this sounds crazy but it really works. Reading out loud makes you say every word you've written. You also have the benefit of listening to it. This will help with awkward sentences or language use.

Pick it apart - Double check your information. Make sure names, numbers, punctuation, and grammar structures are correct.

Copyright 2008 Lynn Tincher

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The Literary Lynnch Pen is a weekly newsletter published by Lynn Tincher. About Lynn: Lynn was born in the small town of La Grange, Kentucky and grew up in Goshen. Lynn studied Theater Arts in College in hopes of becoming a Drama/English teacher. She has written articles in local newspapers and travel brochures. Now, she is focused on writing novels, short stories and poems. The second edition of her book "Afterthoughts" will be released in April of 2009 with the sequel "Left in the Dark" to be released on October of 2009. She also manages Artist Corner, an artist social website dedicated to help all artists become successful. Her eZine and website provides helpful tips and information. Lynn also provides email list management services. She has partnered with Constant Contact to help provide authors, artists, and small businesses the services to manage their email lists and marketing strategies, eZines, electronic newsletters, coupons and bulletins. Please visit: