Our latest list includes some of the best resources and articles we’ve read online this week for:
- 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! Enjoy.
- Twenty ways to write a book in 30 days – There is so much more that goes into finishing NaNoWriMo than hitting your word count. You have to consider re-designing your life for the entire month – and for some participants that might be the most exciting aspect of the event.
- Eight memorable creative writing tips from Kurt Vonnegut – This comes out seemingly every year, and every year it’s worth a re-read.
- How to develop any idea into a great story.
- The drafts your novel needs (and why you probably won’t use a word of your first draft) – ProWritingAid’s excellent post on the various stages of evolution your novel will likely go through – and why you should submit to the process.
Publishing & Contests
- Jane Friedman’s complete guide to query letters – Writing a query letter is a sales pitch for you and your novel. It’s crucial you spend the time to get it right. Jane Friedman will show you how.
- Contest: Masters Review Fall fiction contest (Deadline: November 15)
- Contest: Wordhaus Fall story contest (Deadline: October 23)
- Our own Art Klepchukov shares his impressive Fall submissions calendar
- Preditors & Editors contests to avoid – An important list to have handy when considering the myriad opportunities for your valuable work.
Productivity, Inspiration & Follow Through
- How writing to-do lists helps your brain (whether or not you finish them) – When you write down your plan, your brain filters external information, turning abstract goals into concrete work, and helping you remember things better than if you heard or read them.
Happy #WriterWednesday, Fellow Wordsmiths!
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