Here’s my latest selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writingHere’s my latest selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing:
5 Reasons Your First Draft Hates You (Florence Gonsalves)
Throat Clearing: When Your Story Opening Is in Search of Itself (Peter Selgin)
How to make a good author website (Nathan Bransford)
Want to Stand Apart from Countless Other Books? Write a Better Story (Kristen Lamb) [Jon’s Pick of the Pack]
When Less is More: Taking Away Elements to Fix a Problem Scene (Janice Hardy)
Advanced Scene Technique: The Jump Cut (James Scott Bell)
10 Ways to Tank Your Author Brand (Anne R. Allen) [Jon’s other Pick of the Pack]
A guide to literary agent etiquette (Nathan Bransford)
But… What Is Your Story About? (Rebecca Crockett)
6 Golden Rules of Writing Middle Grade (Erin Entrada Kelly)
by way of Laurie Wallmark
If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2017, and my previous list.
If you have a particular favorite among these, please let the author know (and me too, if you have time). Also, if you've a link to a great post that isn't here, feel free to share.