Thursday, February 04, 2010

The new rallying cry of writers everywhere: NO! No! NO!

I'll bet you thought this was about e-book royalties and pricing didn't you?

Not a chance.

It's the next installment of Gary Corby's hilarious tips on making your word processing program work magic for you.

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wow, I loved the idea of autocorrecting a misspell on purpose. I'd also never have thought to do character names that way. That's pretty awesome. Thanks for the link!

Laurel said...

LOL! The first thing I did upon completing an actual MS-whole book- was search function for "just." Actually, it was more a search and destroy function. Actually, "actually" was right after "just".

Furious D said...

I have to take some time to absorb those posts, because I'm normally hopeless with tech stuff.

Definitely bookmarked.

Lu said...

Brilliant! I can plug in all my garbage words and they'll shout at me immediately. May make for a tighter first draft.

Thanks for passing this along.

Lu

Margaret Yang said...

I just love this.

Ooops. I mean, I NO, NO, NO love this.

Deep River said...

Brilliant

Gary Corby said...

Thanks everyone, I'm glad you liked it!

_*Rachel*_ said...

OK I'm following his blog now. How can I not, after both autocorrect AND Greek history hilarity?

Hmmm... spellcheck NO! No! No! underlined "autocorrect"--and it NO! NO! NO! underlined "spellcheck," too!

Vacuum Queen said...

So cool. And smart.

The Daring Novelist said...

That technique could lead to some interesting results if you forgot to fix those replacements before showing your critique group....