Wednesday links: A story collapse and entitled writers

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. Warning: Are You at Risk of a Story Collapse?, from Write to Done: Having trouble with your story? It may because there isn’t enough there to work with. Excerpt: “Events that once unfolded faster than you could describe them screech to a halt. You have reached a precipice in your narrative and the footbridge across the chasm is wobbly and rickety.”
  2. The Entitled Writer, from Books & Such Literary Management: Agents find some types of writers more difficult to work with than others. Make sure you don’t become one of them. Excerpt: “This is a tough business and it takes a team to make a project work these days. It takes a hardworking writer who has a “servant attitude.” That’s a hard term to define. It doesn’t mean the writer is low man on the totem pole.”

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