Wednesday links: Writing quickly and secrets of good storytelling

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. Writing Quickly Without Sacrificing Quality, from Pub(lishing) Crawl: Here’s the thing about making a career out of writing: you’re probably going to need to write a lot, and possibly in a relatively short amount of time. That doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice quality, however. Excerpt: “In the past two years, I’ve written three novels, a video game, and twenty-some comics. And I’ll probably do more in 2018. Call it survivalism, call it compulsion, call it whatever you’d like. What matters is producing.”
  2. The 5 Secrets of Good Storytelling (That Writers Forget All the Time), from Helping Writers Become Authors: Crafting a good story isn’t easy, but it is possible. It’s also an important part of a successful writing career. Excerpt: “Today, I want to talk about five principles of good storytelling. By “principles,” I mean basic storytelling truths that ring true in every story. If you want to write a good book or screenplay, these principles aren’t optional.”

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