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. Since I took advantage of the holiday and didn’t post last Wednesday, here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most this week.
- Balancing Dialogue and Description in Your Story, from Jane Friedman: Keeping your reader interested is about more than just a good plot and characters. You also have to make sure that you don’t bore them with too much description or confuse them with too little. Excerpt: “To shape your dialogue scene into a compact and intriguing unit, dialogue and non-dialogue have to complement each other. If the equilibrium is off, one of two things will happen.”
- Back Burner Writing, Essential Apps and How I’m Squeezing In Extra Writing Every Day, from Inkygirl: There are days (and sometimes weeks) when I feel like I don’t have enough time to do everything I want to. It means having to decide on my highest priority, and go from there. It’s always helpful to see how others manage the same type of thing. Excerpt: “It’s okay that my novel writing on the back burner right now, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still keep writing! Even if it’s only for a few minutes a day.”