Wednesday links: Reasons to quit and writing anxiety

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. 9 Reasons to Quit Writing, from Books & Such Literary Management: Generally, I (and an agent) wouldn’t encourage a fellow writer to quit. But Rachelle Gardner has some reasons why you may want to consider the path. Excerpt: “Is there a time when you should give up? Maybe so. I could be wrong but I think there are a few signs the publishing journey is not for you.”
  2. Make Your Writing Anxiety Disappear By Thinking Small, from Jane Friedman: We all get anxious now and then. How do you handle your writing-related anxiety? Excerpt: “I was an anxious writer, a writer who worried so much about every single word, in every single paper, that I wrote and rewrote and rewrote again each and every sentence I managed to wrestle onto the page. In the end, most of my sentences resembled elaborate Faberge eggs.”
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