Wednesday links: Losing your work and bridges


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. Never, Never, Never Lose Your Work, from Books & Such Literary Management: It’s every writer’s worst nightmare: all of your hard work, every word you’ve written, suddenly disappearing. You need to back it up. Excerpt: “His computer had crashed and died; his external backup was corrupted. His manuscript—the one he’d been writing for months—was due to the publisher in a couple of weeks. And it was GONE.”
  2. Five Tips for Writing Bridges Between Scenes, from Writing with the Mentors: Sometimes, the pieces between your important scenes are the hardest ones to write. But these tips might help get you through it. Excerpt: “I was talking to a fellow writer a while back and they were saying how they found it hard to get through the “sludge” part of writing. You know, the bits in between the action or quirky bits or cool bits or fun character bits, etc.”

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