Wednesday links: Health and descriptions

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. Write for Your Health, from WOW! Women On Writing: Because so much of a writer’s life takes place while seated at a desk, it can sometimes be difficult to for healthy habits. But your health is important, so you should be at least taking small steps to keep yourself healthy. Excerpt: “If you spend your time typing, you have little time to reach out and grab some water. But if you do nothing else, keep a glass of water nearby.”

2. How Do I Look?, from Pub(lishing) Crawl: Not every story needs detailed character descriptions. But, if that is something you want to include in your story, then you need to make sure you don’t bore or annoy your readers with the descriptions. Excerpt: “Sometimes I notice the description, other times I do not. Why? What makes for a smooth, almost invisible description of a character’s looks, and what makes for a jarring one?”


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