Wednesday links: Platform building and foreshadowing vs callbacks

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. What if You Build It, and They Don’t Come?, from Rachelle Gardner: It’s a fear, I think, that every writer has: Our book gets published, and then nobody buys it. One action this post suggests for helping avoid that is building a platform ahead of time. Excerpt: “This is a good reason for you to WANT to build a platform. Why would you go to all that trouble of writing a book, spending months or years of your life, only to have hardly anyone read it?”
  2. Foreshadowing VS Callbacks, from Writer UnBoxed: Have you ever thought about the relationship between foreshadowing and callbacks? How about the differences? Excerpt: “Are they related? One sets up future events, and the other references past events, sure. But does that mean they’re linked?”

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