Wednesday links: Writing lies, rookie mistakes and getting published

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. 5 Lies You Tell Yourself That Keep You from Becoming an Awesome Writer, from The Write Life: Finding the confidence to write – and share that writing – is something that a lot of writers struggle with. The trick is to figure out what your mind is saying you can’t do, and realize that it’s wrong. Excerpt: “There are several myths that I’m tired of hearing over and over again, so today I’m going to debunk them. Here are five common lies writers believe — and why they’re all wrong.”

2. Ten Rookie Writer’s Mistakes, from Joanne Harris: When it comes to writing, there are a lot of things one needs to look out for. Most of them seem little, but they can add up to some big problems. Excerpt: “The Cup of Tea Syndrome (ie: that desperate rush to finish the current chapter/book, in the hope of a quick reward).”

And a bonus: How to Publish Your Book: INFOGRAPHIC, from GalleyCat: I’m sure there are at least a few steps on this infographic that any writer can relate to. Due to this being an infographic, I can’t give you an excerpt, but you should definitely check it out.

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