Wednesday links: Things you might not know about agents, and writing trans characters

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 this week.

  1. 13 Things You May Not Know About Agents, from Writer’s Digest: Lists like this one may not be advice, per se, but they’re still valuable. It’s great to see how other members of the publishing industry think. Excerpt: “We really hate how often we have to say “no” to writers. It’s one of the most excruciating parts of our job! So don’t imagine us gleefully rubbing our hands together and cackling happily when we send that rejection letter.”
  2. How Not to Write A Trans Character, from The Writing Cafe: Writing trans characters, like just about any characters, comes with its own set of dos and don’ts. If you’re not sure where to start, this is a wonderful post to check out. Excerpt: “‘I have a male character, but they’re very feminine so I think they might be a trans woman.’ This is not how being trans works. Being gender non-conforming =/= trans.”

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