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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. How (and Why) to Write a Logline For Your Story, from Writers Helping Writers: I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about loglines, but it’s always good to have a reminder. And this post even prepares you for a contest you can enter next week. Excerpt: “A logline is a one- or two-sentence pitch that explains what your story is about in a way that makes listeners want to read it. Loglines are important because people will always be asking you: What’s your book about?”
  2. Do You Have Impossibilities in Your Writing?, from Carole Parkes: This post is more fun than advice, but it makes a good point. You may even get a laugh out of it (I certainly did). Excerpt: “The poem below reminds me of some goofs I’ve read while perusing early writings of budding authors. The ones I’ve come across may not contrast as vividly as the lines in the poem below, but they do make the reader pause long enough to draw them out of the story.”