Wednesday links: A simple solution and fall contests

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. A Simple Solution for When Your Story Hits the Wall, from terribleminds: Sometimes, you get to a point in your story when you just don’t know where to take it next. There may be a simple solution to that problem. Excerpt: “The story you’re writing drives top speed into a mountain and stops short in a ball of flames and crumpled metal. Or, it slowly putters out of gas, or drives off a cliff, or you’re stuck in a swamp, or you feel like an old person lost at the mall, endlessly circling Bed, Bath and Beyond.”
  2. Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time (Fall 2017 Edition), from Writer Unboxed: If you’re interested in entering a contest or two (or more) this fall, you’ll definitely want to give this list a look. Excerpt: “Fall is submission season! Many literary journals reopen their reading periods as another academic year begins so there should be no shortage of places to send your work.”

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