I wish everyone a belated happy New Year! Long time no blog. Shame on me! I’ve been busy, I’ve been distracted, and I’ve been lazy. Hopefully, all of my many, many fans—I’m looking at you Mom!—haven’t missed my disjointed blog ramblings too much. Even though I haven’t been blogging, I have been keeping myself off the streets by reading.
Here are five of the best writing and publishing related articles/stories I’ve read in January.
25 Ways to Start a Story by Robert Lee Brewer from Writer’s Digest. It shares 25 writing prompts that may inspire your next short story or the first line of your next novel.
Critique: 10 Ways to Write a Better First Chapter Using Specific Word Choices by K.M. Weiland on Helping Writers Become Authors blog. K.M. Weiland is a writing advice goddess. Her advice is easy to understand and always helps improve my writing.
Edgar Allan Poe’s Notion of “Unity of Effect” by Dawn Field on the BookBaby Blog. Poe’s “unity of effect,” boils down to outlining your novel from the bottom up. Know the ending before you write and then line up your plot points to meet that end in an impactful way.
The Hottest Book Marketing Trends for 2020 by Laurence O’Bryan on The BooksGoSocial Blog. One of trends O’Bryan foresees is higher prices on self-published ebooks.
How to Introduce Characters on the Reedsy YouTube Channel. Reedsy has a ton of good writing advice on their channel. I’m subscribed with them on both YouTube as well as via eNewsletter.
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