Wednesday links: Creativity and novellas

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. 3 Ways to Train Your Brain to be More Creative, from The Write Life: Having a moment of inspiration is great, but you can’t rely on them. You also need to kick-start your brain and get the creativity flowing without a muse. Excerpt: “Being able to turn the creativity spigot on and off is something all of us creative professionals struggle with at some point in our careers. It’s essential to find a way to harness creative energy and tap into it when you need it.”

2. Are Novellas Coming Back Into Style?, from Book Riot: Novel writers are often told that they need to make sure their works reach a certain number of words. But for some stories, reaching that number would only take away from them. That’s where novellas come into play. Excerpt: “Then I heard it was a NOVELLA and I seriously heard train wheels screech to a stop in real life. ‘Wait, novellas are a THING again? Are smelling salts and fainting couches things again too?’ “

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