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. A Better Approach to “Write Every Day”, from Writer’s Digest: One of the most common pieces of advice that writers get is to “write every day.” But, sometimes that just isn’t possible. This article points out a couple of things to do if you find that you can’t always write as often as you’d like. Excerpt: “When I’m in the midst of a writing project, I feel I have to work on it most days—often at odd hours, and for longer than I’d intended (much to the frustration of the non-writers around me)—to keep the momentum going. And yet, it’s not always human to expect ourselves to maintain that intensity and speed and productivity indefinitely.”
2. Rejection Is Good For You, from HuffingtonPost Books: If you’re a writer, there’s a very good chance you’re going to face rejection at some point in your career. It happens to everyone. But it doesn’t have to set you back. Excerpt: “I can still remember the email my professor/mentor sent me on the morning she first referred a novel I’d written to her own editor. ‘Grow a thick skin,’ she told me. ‘You’re going to need it.’ “