Friday, November 23, 2007

Hallinan on Managing Writing Sessions, Part 3

Tim Hallinan has posted the third (and final) segment of his essay "The Writing Session." Key phrases: getting there, tuning in, opening up, and turning on the sorter. Thanks, Tim, for an inspiring and helpful series.

For a good laugh, see his Nov. 22 entry, "America’s Next Top Writer."


Lisa said...

The sorter is real!

Shauna Roberts said...

Thanks for alerting us to this series. Lots of useful information packed into just three blog posts.

Tim said...

Thanks so much, Elora. These were fun to write, and I got to take a good look at the problems I have with my own sessions.

By the way, I just put up a post about writing short nonfiction pieces, which I am asked to do at times, and I mentioned keeping Google available in a spare window so you could grab a fact when you need it. A guy who edits a computer magazine in Hong Kong wrote to tell me that he also keeps Wikipedia open in a window, and I think that's a great idea. It's not on the site because he used the "Contact Tim" button or whatever it's called, so I thought I'd pass it along.

And thanks again for calling attention to these posts.