Wednesday links: Misused writing advice

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. 6 Bits of Common Writing Advice You’re Misusing, from Helping Writers Become Authors: We hear (or read) writing advice all the time, to the point where certain pieces become fairly common. Just because it’s commonly heard, however, doesn’t mean it’s always applied correctly. Excerpt: “I wouldn’t be the writer I am today without the solid writing advice I’ve received from the writers who have gone before me—and neither would you. But here’s the thing. When taken out of context or used without wise moderation, even the best writing advice can sometimes accidentally point you in completely the wrong direction.”

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