Wednesday links: Ideal readers and one-time rights

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. Imagining Your Ideal Reader, from Writer Unboxed: Have you ever thought about who you’re writing for? The answer shouldn’t be “everyone;” if possible, you should have an ideal reader in mind. Excerpt: “Certainly, some books have stood the test of time and so might be considered a cut above the rest (looking at you, Jane Austen) but we don’t have the advantage of knowing what future generations will love. We have to write today, now, for the climate we occupy, for the people who are reading now.”
  2. What are: “one-time rights”?, from Janet Reid, Literary Agent: Literary journals–or anyone publishing your work–could offer you any of a variety of rights in the publishing contract. Here, Janet Reid goes over a few. Excerpt: “There is no such thing as one time rights. What there is, is licensing the right to do something with your chapter. What is it?”
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4 thoughts on “Wednesday links: Ideal readers and one-time rights

  1. I recently started using Flipboard to collect articles I find valuable. I have three “magazines” on the site: one for articles about writing (Write.), one for articles about general life (Evolve), and one for sharing my own writing (Abstract Sunflower). I added both of these articles to Write. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I’ve never tried Flipboard, but that sounds like a useful system. Thank you for sharing it! And I’m glad you liked the articles!

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