Wednesday links: Wisdom from Hanna Tinti and Kari Maaren

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. Some Serious Wisdom From Author Hannah Tinti, from April Davila: April recently attended the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors, where author Hanna Tinti spoke about fear in writing. According to April, it was a fantastic speech. Excerpt: “She started off her time at the podium talking about some of the trials and tribulations she has faced as a writer. In the three years I’ve been going to the festival, this kind of don’t-lose-hope-even-when-things-are-bad narrative is pretty par for the course, but then… oh but then.”
  2. “Don’t be afraid to be weird.” Advice for young writers from WEAVE A CIRCLE ROUND’s debut author, Kari Maaren in a Three Questions interview, from Inkygirl: As a young writer, sometimes the thought of being weird can seem entirely counter-intuitive, but it may be the right thing to do. Excerpt: “Unpublished writers tend to be afraid they’re breaking the rules of this secret formula if they deviate from the standard advice: follow the market, give the publishers what they want, concentrate completely on writing to the exclusion of everything else in your life so you become a master of your artform, search for an agent in X way, don’t break Y taboo, and so on. The truth is, however, that there’s no secret formula.”

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