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Spotlight on style Writers, we each of us have our own voice and a style of writing that we employ for particular types of material. What do I mean by style? My writing style varies according to what I am writing and my intended audience. In an email, I might be formal, giving only facts eg of a forthcoming workshop. In a letter, or on a postcard, I might be informal, sharing anecdotes...

TASK RESEARCH The keywords TASK RESEARCH included in a comment indicating that I need to spend time, probably on the Internet, gathering more information. As with other tasks, I set up a collection. When do I tackle the Research tasks? I tackle research tasks when my circumstances dictate that other - maybe more important or pressing - tasks would be impossible or impractical. For example, I save the research tasks for when I'm too...

Global tasks affect the whole manuscript Hence the term. The issue is not confined to one sentence or one paragraph or one scene or one chapter. I have to address all of the manuscripts, from start to finish. Categories of global task Global tasks also fall into two further categories: Big Picture Devil in the Detail Global 'Big Picture' tasks These are tasks that affect the whole manuscript and have to be addressed, preferably, in one hit....