Wednesday links: Research is writing

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Orchid is blooming

Orchid's Centre

I was worried about my little orchid plant for a little while. All of its little flowers had fallen off, and no new ones had appeared.

Recently, though, little buds formed. Then, in the last couple of weeks, the flowers started blooming.

Yellow and Purple Orchid

Now there are about five little flowers on my plant again, all of them a beautiful blend of white, yellow, and purple.

Can you blame me for spending some time last week taking some pictures of them? Or for loving how those pictures turned out?

Orchid Petals

This, I think, might be my favourite of the batch. There’s something in the way the colours fade into each other and in the curve of that bottom petal. It might just be one of my favourite pictures from my blog as a whole, actually.

Wednesday links: Tips to start writing, book blurb POV, silencing your inner critic, and types of phrases

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Book recommendation: Clowders, by Vanessa Morgan

Clowders, by Vanessa Morgan

I don’t watch a lot of horror movies, but I do watch horror TV shows. Not many of them, but a few. Mostly, though, I satisfy my horror craving by reading books in the genre.

You know what’s particularly satisfying, though? A horror novel written in a way that has me picturing its scenes as though I’m watching a horror movie. It doesn’t happen very often, and I’m always left a little extra impressed when it does.

That’s the type of experience I got when I read Clowders, by Vanessa Morgan. I can’t guarantee you’ll have that exact same experience if you read it, but, if you’re a fan of eerie horror stories, I’m sure you’ll at least enjoy it.

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A social media update

The Hogwarts Crest

If you read through April’s Monthly Update, you may have seen that one of my goals for this month was to participate in some social media hashtag games/discussions. I’m happy to say that, so far, I’ve been able to keep up with one: the #Aprillitwrit tag over on Instagram.

I’ve tried taking part in other regular hashtag games in the past, but I haven’t been able to keep up with it as well as I’ve managed this time. I’m not sure why this one is so different. Maybe it’s the photo-based platform? I don’t know. I’m enjoying it regardless.

Anyway, if you haven’t taken part in a hashtag game like this one, I’d recommend that you do. It’s a great challenge–it’s been fun coming up with different photos and answers for the prompts. I’ve felt a lot more creative since I started, and I’m really looking forward to the remainder of the month.

Oh, and if you’re curious about why the Hogwarts crest is the this week’s featured photo… well, it was a picture I used for one of the prompts. You’ll have to go and check it out if you’d like to see what I said about it.