There’s so much writing and publishing advice on the web these days that it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Here are the blog posts and articles that sparked my interest over the past month. Hopefully they will help you, as well–and maybe point you in the direction of some great bloggers to follow in the process.
Writer/editor Katheryn Craft writes about The Art of Chaptering.
Author Kate Elliot talks about using Fiction as Inspiration.
Author Judith Tarr wrote a helpful article on Worldbuilding with Horses: Basics.
Author and Indie-publishing advocate Kristine Kathryn Rusch posted two fascinating articles. One discusses believing in yourself as a writer when dealing with other publishing professionals. The other is a fascinating discussion about How Traditional Publishers are Making Money.
Editor Stacy Whitman talked about the pros and cons of writing in your villain’s point of view.
Author Nathan Bransford lists Five Ways to Stay Motivated While Writing a Novel.
Agent Rachelle Gardner posted an interesting article on Authors and Book Piracy.
Author Patricia C. Wrede talked about writing your characters’ Reactions.
Writer Jan Gangsei wrote the article: Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Voice I Learned… In Drama Class.
Author David B. Coe wrote about The Value of Professional Copyediting, and placed it in the context of traditional vs. self-publishing.
Author Juliette Wade gave us a Checklist for deep POV (in 1st or 3rd person!).
Author Marie Brennan talked about getting help from knowledgeable people (even ones you’ve never met before) while researching for your writing.
Agent Mary Kole answered that difficult question: Do Fiction Writers Need a Platform?
Finally, writer/blogger/lawyer Passive Guy posted a compendium of articles on Literary Agents and Conflicts of Interest when it comes to “assisted self-publishing” ventures.
Check back next month for another list of the best of writing and publishing on the web. And don’t forget to check out Writing Snippets weekly for more great posts and podcasts on writing.