Otherwhere: Last Week in January
In which genre do you write? Understanding how genre affects marketing is one key to success.
Every book needs a good editor, and if your publisher does not offer you one, you’ll need to pay for it yourself. Here’s a post about how to lessen those costs.
One of the best things you can do in order to write gripping fiction is to torture your character. This is really hard for most of us! But Stephen Pressfield has some tips on how to make your hero suffer.
I’ve become more and more aware of diversity and trying to foster it in the fictional worlds I create. Here’s a post that talks more about it.
I know you don’t want to hear this, but it only gets harder (it being writing).
And in news unrelated to writing, check out this interesting idea, which assigns three words to every location on earth as an easy way to standardize addresses.
Also, I want to make this sweater.
That is all. No wait, it isn’t. I have a question. Actually, you may not be able to answer it. But I’ll go ahead anyway. What days are you most apt to spend time reading a blog post? I’m trying to figure out a consistent schedule for posting. Monday, Wednesday, Friday? Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday? (Which has sort of been what I’m doing, except then I dreamed up Five on Friday so that gums everything up.) Any ideas appreciated.
The photo has nothing to do with anything. I just liked it. Credit: Duchessa.