Wednesday links: Writer resolution and make 2018 your best writing year

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. Writer Resolution, 2018: Write with Intentionality, from Terrible Minds: Did you set a New Year’s resolution? Was it specific to your writing? If not, Chuck Wendig has a suggestion. Excerpt: “In writing comics, I’ve learned the power of really taking the time to — for lack of a better term — practice your aim. Writing a novel often feels like spraying the pages down with machine gun bullets, just chewing prose until you rat-a-tat a story into the fucking wall. But comics, man, you have a narrative economy to deal with.”
  2. Heading into a New Year: 3 Ways to Make 2018 Your Best Writing Year Yet, from WOW! Women on Writing: Making this your best writing year yet will take work and preparation, but it’ll be worth it. This post can help you get started. Excerpt: “As we come to the end of another year, ask yourself two questions. Are you and your writing where you want to be? And is this where you want to be in another year?”

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