Wednesday links

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.

1. The Request to Revise and Resubmit, from Pub(lishing) Crawl: When you revise your novel for yourself or based on recommendations for critique partners, you know that the revisions you’re making are sure to improve your novel. But is that always the case when it comes to a revise and resubmit request? Excerpt: “When you are asked to revise and resubmit, you will almost certainly feel that the stakes are higher. You will feel a new sense of pressure.”

2. Taking a Break, from Writer Unboxed: Part of the process of writing a novel involves having the idea for the novel – and sometimes, the best way to let that happen is to take a break from writing altogether. Excerpt: “I finished the book. Then, of course, my agent asked about the next book. This is my job, after all. And I thought, I don’t want to write another book. I’m done.


And a bonus: How to Start a New Novel in 22 Easy Steps, from Writer’s Digest: Exactly what the title promises. Excerpt: “1. Open a new Word document. 2. Save it as tentative book title.”

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