Wednesday links: Emotional etiquette

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.

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Book recommendation: Reflections, by Diana Wynne Jones

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There are a lot of books I haven’t recommended here yet, but that I eventually want to get to. One that holds a special place in my heart is Howl’s Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones. That said, I’m not here today to recommend Howl’s Moving Castle; instead, I want to introduce you to another of Jones’ books.

While most of Jones’ books were written primarily for children, she did also publish in the adult realm. One such book, and I believe on of her last, was Reflections. The book contains, as the title implies, reflections on her life and on her writing.

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Wednesday links: Podcasts

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.

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A look back at Talking Fresh 2017

One of my goals for this year is to take advantage of more of the writing-related events in my area. I’ve been a member of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild for a couple of years now, and while I’ve attended a few of their events, there have been plenty of others that I should have made more of an effort to take in. I’m going to do my best to make sure that doesn’t happen this year.

The first event to catch my attention was Talking Fresh, a series of writing discussions held annually at the University of Regina. The event features a panel discussion on the Friday afternoon, followed on Saturday by individual talks led by each of the panelists. This year’s theme was Risk Band, focusing largely on the risks writers must take in their work.

I couldn’t make it to Friday’s panel discussion, but I was able to take in all of Saturday’s talks. Today, I want to give you an overview of what I learned.

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Pinterest and the modern-day writer

I’m sure that, by now, you’ve at least heard of Pinterest. You may even have some experience with it. After all, you wouldn’t be the first person to log into the site, start browsing through recipes, crafts, or jokes, and emerge an hour later with no concept of what time it is.

Or maybe that’s just me.

Regardless, I highly recommend you check Pinterest out. Not for the recipes, crafts, and jokes (although they all have their benefits), but because of how they can help you as a writer.

Let me explain.

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Wednesday links: Non-disclosure agreements, fears, and the worst things to say to a writer

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. Since I took advantage of the holiday and didn’t post last Wednesday, here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most this week.

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Wednesday links: Describing gay characters, authors on Facebook and writing humour

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.

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