April 11, 2016

When in doubt, TK it

Locus Online Features: Cory Doctorow: Writing in the Age of Distraction

[…] do what journalists do: type TK where your fact should go, as in The Brooklyn bridge, all TK feet of it, sailed into the air like a kite.” TK appears in very few English words (the one I get tripped up on is Atkins”) so a quick search through your document for TK will tell you whether you have any fact-checking to do afterwards.

According to pinboard, I bookmarked this in 2009, but it feels like I’ve been using it forever.

Not only for fact checking, but everything that would unjustly break a writing flow. Sometimes it’s a word you have on the tip of the tongue and you can’t find, and others it’s a whole idea you know you can get back to and not loose much.

This is one of my favorite and most useful writing tools.

writing tips

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