Charlotte Rains Dixon  

Otherwhere: March 7

The writer’s life is a mad carnival ride

No snappy titles today, but I’ve got lots of great writing links for you. So let’s get right to it.

Are you trying to ride the news cycle with your current novel? Might not be the best idea.

I gotta admit, sometimes I wonder about this: is writing fiction a worthy endeavor?

What is your story about? When an editor asked me this, it clarified everything. (But then, I can be a bit slow on the uptake.)

How to read more!

Ever thought about applying for a grant for your writing?

The writer’s outlook on life.

Sharing is caring.

Marketing, then and now.

Maybe this is what’s wrong with my current WIP.

My son and daughter-in-law saw Hamilton last November and have been obsessed ever since. What you can learn from it.

Larry Brooks on structure and other things.

Do you need a pen name?

And finally, the seven things a writer needs to make a living.

What have you been reading around the web this past week?


Photo by manitou.


4 thoughts on “Otherwhere: March 7

  1. J.D.

    Charlotte, there is always good stuff to learn if one pokes around your blog. The stuff from Steve Pressfield under the link “What’s your story about” is wonderful. My book is about a guy trying to match his dead brother. There’s something a little off with that statement. Wouldn’t it be great if, before I start my next project, I have a clear, succinct statement like that? That would pave the way for all the outliners and squash all the seat-of-the-pants free hands, wouldn’t it? Not quite ready to do that.

    1. Charlotte Rains dixon

      Yeah, it sure would. And it is the hardest thing on the planet to accomplish, for reasons that elude me. Pressfield pretty much always has good stuff. Glad you found it all helpful!

  2. Zan Marie

    There you go again! All the glorious links when I don’t have time to follow the rabbit trails. At least, I’ll know where to go to find them again. ;-)

    1. Charlotte Rains dixon

      Ha! They will be here waiting for you!

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