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Wednesday Links

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. Revising When You Don’t Want To, from QueryTracker Blog: Revisions aren’t always fun. In fact, I know some writers who hate them. They’re a necessary part of writing, though, and are the only way to make sure your writing is the best it can be. Excerpt: “When you feel like the work you’re doing isn’t good enough, isn’t there yet, isn’t anywhere near as good as what so-and-so is writing, remember that writing is a process. No one claims to write good first drafts.”
  2. 3 Identifiers of Passionate Writing, from Live Write Thrive: Not everyone writes because they’re passionate about it, and that’s okay. For me, writing is a passion. And I love reading stories written by others who feel the same way. Excerpt: “When you read a novel and you sense the passion behind the story, what does that look like? Do you ever start reading a book and feel it’s flat and formulaic, like the writer wrote it in his sleep?”