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.
- 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?”
- 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?”