We’ve compiled a reading list of some of the best writing resources and articles we’ve read this month on:
- Writing and editing
- Publishing advice and contest considerations
- Encouragement for finishing your writing projects
So load up your reader and get ready to get your Learn on this weekend! Enjoy.
- Is This the Best Way to Write Powerful themes? – The ever-inspiring K.M. Weiland examines Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier to illustrate how to create powerful, lasting themes in your fiction.
- How to Write Memorable Characters – Interview with Jen Blood
- 7 Tools to Help you Edit that Essay
- How to Find Your Unique Writing Voice Without a Single Keystroke
- 4 Simple Tips to Catch More Errors When Proofreading
- The Writing Class I’d Like to Teach – Signal vs. Noise
- Good Grief: 7 Stages of Manuscript Drafts – If you’ve written and finished a novel, you know the real work – pain? – doesn’t being until the revision process. Writer and Editor Constance Hale outlines the “discreet stages of manuscript grief” that seem to accompany every draft.
- How to Pitch – with Steven Pressfield
- Why You Should Query Agents 6 Months Before Promoting Your Self-Published Work
- The Truth About Writing Contests
- Six Questions to Ask Yourself before Entering a Writing Contest
Productivity and Follow Through
- Your Problem Isn’t Motivation – We all know we need to write more. Hell, we’re even excited about it. But the follow-through? The daily commitment? That’s where things fall off. Author Peter Bregman offers up six effective tips for helping get your brain out of the way, so your fingers can do the work. We think committing to a plan is a pretty darn good idea:-)
- How to Avoid Six Productivity Killing Excuses
- The Trick to Having the Life You Want is to Start Purposefully Designing Your Days
- The Amazing Benefits of Creative Time
- Hesitant to Make that Big Life Change? Permission Granted
Happy #WriterWednesday, Fellow Wordsmiths!
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