Join me at Ink-Stained Wretches today, where I go on and on about habits and sinking ships and why I don’t make annual resolutions any more and why in 2021 I’m going to read all the novels of Anthony Trollope and a couple of others plus complete the novel I’ve been writing forever.
I also reveal my dirty little secret.
Recent posts having focused on cats and goats, today I’m back to basics, sharing links to articles that writers—and non-writers—will find informative, entertaining, and/or thought-provoking.
The first appear on Chris the Story Reading Ape’s Blog:
“Can Common Writing Advice Be Wrong?” — by Jamie Gold
The answer to that question requires only one word, and most writers know what it is, but Gold also answers the more important question, “How should we approach writing advice if even the most frequently shared advice is often wrong?”
“5 Paying Markets for Short Historical Fiction and Western Short Stories” — by Erica Verrillo…
Once you access this site, you’ll find links to many other useful articles, such as,
“Paying Markets for Mystery and Crime Stories”
“10 Totally Free Microsoft Word Alternatives For Writers” — by Derek Haines
I use LibreOffice Writer and love it. I made a donation when I downloaded the program (app?) and do so again with each upgrade. But that’s voluntary. As Haines says, it’s totally free. Check out LO and nine others.
And three from Ink-Stained Wretches:
“The Writing Life—for the Sandwich Generation” — by Fran Paino
“The Scent of a Woman…Theater…Sea”— by Helen Currie Foster
“Writing in an Air of Intimidation” — by Noreen Cedeno
Plus three from Austin Mystery Writers:
“My Unconventional Writing Partner” — by Laura Oles
“Murdercon 2019 —the Perfect Ménage à Trois” — by K.P. Gresham
“Review of Billy Kring’s book Deguello” — by V.P. Chandler
Now, here’s a picture of the author’s other cat: