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.
- 3 Things Your Traditional Publisher Is Unlikely to Do, from Jane Friedman: Sometimes, people get an idea in their head of what a traditional publisher will be able to do for them. Unfortunately, that idea may not always be feasible. Excerpt: “Yet authors still have very traditional ideas of what their publisher ought to do to demonstrate support for their book, even though where and how books get sold has changed dramatically in the last decade. Here are three things that you may want or expect your publisher to do—but are very unlikely to happen.”
- 6 Things American Horror Story Can Teach Us About Writing, from Writers Digest: Interested in writing horror? If you’re not sure where to start (or just want some helpful guidance), check out this article. Excerpt: “I think the general consensus among those writers who teach the craft is that you must read—and read widely—about the craft of writing, particularly those authors who write in your genre. But I think there’s a lot you can learn about writing from other mediums, too. Specifically television.”