I came across this very good and really informative article shared by theryanlanzs ‘A Writer’s Path’ (https://ryanlanz.com/) and originally written by https://katiemccoach.com/. Here’s a sample of the article and click the link below it for the full thing.
‘Recently, I attended a lecture hosted by GLAWS, and the guest speaker for the day was literary agent Steve Hutson. I’m sure you can guess the focus of the event.
What NOT to Say to a Literary Agent (or Editor)
I like attending events such as this because on top of the joy of meeting new writers, it’s always nice to hear advice directly from the pros–the ones who actually do this for a living.
Here are some takeaways from the event that I’d like to share with you. Some of these I’d consider obvious–like don’t pitch a book to an agent in the bathroom, or don’t tell them your mother loved it. But some of these might not be so obvious, or maybe you hadn’t thought about it in the agent’s/editor’s perspective before.
Either way, I want you to have the tools to succeed.
When we talk about editors here, it means acquisition editors in a publishing house, not a freelancer editor (aka moi).
I came across this awesome and really useful article regarding writing advice from
‘How do you know if the writing advice you’re being given is worth listening to?
Does it matter if someone is a published author or not?
Who is “qualified” to give the best advice?
These are all tricky questions. So here are some of the types of advice you’ll generally get about writing, who they tend to come from, and how to apply them (if at all) to your own writing life.’
For the full article, click the link below the picture.
How you should interpret writing advice depends on who — or where — it comes from.
via The Types of Writing Advice You Should (and Shouldn’t) Take to Heart — Novelty Revisions
Came across this useful article from Nicholas C. Rossis (https://nicholasrossis.wordpress.com/), which itself was reblogged by Chris the story reading ape’s blog (https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/) about possible jobs to take up that can help your writing skills and bring in some money as well.
Here is a snippet of the article. Click the link below it to access the full thing.
‘Your passion for different things and your talent for writing can lead to a productive and profitable career. If you’re still not ready to focus on novels, maybe you should try another job; one that will help you take your writing skills to a higher level… and bring you some money.’
via Top 10 Jobs For Writing Lovers
I’ll be honest, I had not heard of William Gibson until this post. This is reblogged from and my thanks go to interestingliterature.com. I’ll try to make up for my error. William Gibson sounds like someone I should be reading.
Here is the first fact from this post.
‘Interesting William Gibson facts
1. William Gibson popularised the term ‘cyberspace’ in a short story of 1982. Defined as ‘the notional environment in which communication over computer networks occurs’, cyberspace first appeared in fiction in William Gibson’s 1982 story ‘Burning Chrome’ (no relation to Google Chrome, we’re told), a story about a couple of freelance hackers. (Before it was published, Gibson read this story out at a science fiction convention – to an audience of four people.) But contrary to a widely held belief, William Gibson did not actually coin the term: it had originated, surprisingly, back in the 1960s when two Danish artists styled themselves as Atelier Cyberspace, after ‘cybernetics’, a term invented by Norbert Wiener way back in 1948 in his book Cybernetics: Or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine. (‘Cybernetics’, by the way, comes from the Greek meaning ‘steersman’ or ‘pilot’.) Gibson, however, helped to bring the term ‘cyberspace’ to a much wider audience, especially after the success of his smash-hit cyberpunk novel, Neuromancer, in that uncannily dystopian year, 1984.’
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Have a good day.
I came across this useful article by theryanlanz and his blog ‘A Writer’s Path’. I have thought about quitting myself. This article gives valuable insight into potential ways to deal with it. I hope you find it as enjoyable as I did.
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I found this little gem and I thought I would share it. A very useful post about how to approach the edit of a short story.
10 Tips For Editing Your Short Story – http://wp.me/p4SsOO-mK2
I’ve not posted for over 20 days according to my stats. That is all down to my time being consumed, devoured, destroyed, by revision for an exam. That exam was this past Friday so now I can concentrate on getting back to reading, writing and discussing as I’ve wanted to do for almost a month. To start, here is a fascinating article about tarot cards and there link to will attunement. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Tarot Spread – Will Attunement – http://wp.me/p5EOCB-dH