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.
- The 21 best tips for writing your opening scene – An incredible collection of short, actionable advice from editors, agents, and authors.
- The Cloudburst Brainstorm – Another cool tool from author-coach Doug Kurtz. This powerful technique can be used to solve writing problems, generate new ideas, drill into existing ideas, and more.
- Four important ways to get ready for NaNoWriMo
- Components of a good opening scene
- 15 ways to write a novel
Publishing & Contests
- Knowing when to walk away from a publishing deal – Susan Spann shares five situations in which a publishing deal – for all its excitement – might be worth walking away from.
- Five things writers should know about Wattpad and the future of publishing
- Electric Literature accepting essay submissions – (October 17 through November 4)
- Granta is now accepting unsolicited submissions – (January 15 – February 16). A heads up on this one as it doesn’t open until January. But with Granta’s gravitas, it’s not a bad idea to take some time to get your best story in good shape.
Productivity, Inspiration & Follow Through
- Free Book! Productivity for Creative People – By Author and coach Mark McGuinness – Cool offer and book I saw by way of Steven Pressfield’s site. The summary really caught my eye as this very issue is one all writers I know struggle with. “This book is designed to help you take advantage of the benefits of our hyper-connected society, while staying true to your creative path. “
- Tips you can believe in for dealing with writer’s block
Happy #WriterWednesday, Fellow Wordsmiths!
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