Truths, Principles, and Wisdom

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help-2478193_1280.jpgSome favorite articles/blog posts/essays about writing I've read recently along with appropriate quotes for each section.

WRITING IN GENERAL

"Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing." - Melinda Haynes

"25 Truths About the Work of Writing" by Greer Macallister
https://writerunboxed.com/2018/09/03/25-truths-about-the-work-of-writing/

"3 Principles for Finding Time to Write" by Jane Friedman
https://www.janefriedman.com/finding-time-to-write/

SOCIAL MEDIA

"Use your social media to create long-term connections with readers and authors alike. Engage with followers in an organic way without constantly peddling your wares." - Saritza Hernandez

"Is Tweeting a Must for Authors?" by Dear Editor aka Deborah Halverson http://deareditor.com/2018/10/re-is-tweeting-a-must-for-authors/

Children's Book Authors Are Selling More Than Books. They're Taking a Stand.
by Maria Russo
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/books/childrens-books-authors-activists-politics.html

PICTURE BOOKS

"A picture book must have lots of potential for illustration. If nothing much changes visually in the story, then it may not be a good fit for a picture book." - Kim Norman

Darcy Pattison and Leslie Helakoski-"How Do You Know If You've Written a Picture Book?"
https://www.highlightsfoundation.org/10105/guest-post-darcy-pattison-and-leslie-helakoski-how-do-you-know-if-youve-written-a-picture-book/

Word Banks for Picture Books - "At a Loss for Words? Try Making a Word Bank by: Barb Rosenstock for Sherri Jones Rivers" https://groggorg.blogspot.com/2018/10/at-loss-for-words-try-making-word-bank.html

NOVELS

"Make your novel readable. Make it pleasant to read. This doesn't mean flowery passages; it means strong, simple, natural sentences." - Laurence D'Orsay

"The Process of Novel Writing: Transitions" by Jan Fields at the Institute for Writers - a newsletter you may want to subscribe to
https://www.instituteforwriters.com/the-process-of-novel-writing-transitions.aspx

"Use Theme to Determine Subplots, Supporting Characters, and Tension" by Becca Puglisi
https://writershelpingwriters.net/2018/05/use-theme-to-determine-subplots-supporting-characters-and-tension/

Do you have some favorite articles to share? Please put them in the comments.

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