5 writing tips from the Twitter rabble

And by rabble, we’re referring to an Esquire magazine contributor, a cartoon character, and our very own executive editor.

Good luck. The Twitter feeds from many popular writers are examples of procrastination in action.

For 140-character nuggets of writing advice, you have to dive deeper than published and popular fiction writers. Working editors and journalists (and a popular cartoon character) are a good source for writing and editing tips.

Here are five tips:

On writer’s block, from Dana Goldstein, a contributor to The Daily Beast and The Nation:

in my experience, the cause of most writer’s block is a lack of reporting or research on which to base the writing http://bit.ly/dUc3CNless than a minute ago via TweetDeckDanaGoldstein

On hyphens, from Mark Allen, a freelance writer and copy editor:

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