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.

Roberto Mateu My Corner on the Web.