Happy Friday, and happy March! I will return a bit later today to kick off March Madness for Writers, the brand new writing challenge that begins off today. In the meantime, I offer you the traditional links to end the work week.
I’ve got a pretty diverse collection today, including some amusing industry anecdotes and helpful tips, plus excellent advice that is geared toward new authors but will likely prove handy to more seasoned writers, as well. I hope you find them educational, entertaining, and just a good break from the tasks of the day. Enjoy!
10 Commonly Misused Expressions from British English – A very helpful list, a few of which might surprise you.
Back in the Day: Industry Veterans Remember the Early Years – Stories from various professionals about their early experiences in publishing. I’m tempted to add a few of my own, but I’ll save those for another post.
Five Cover Letter Tips for Submitting to a Literary Journal – Most of these would apply for any sort of submissions.
Weirdest Titles of the Year – Good for a chuckle.
Ask the Writing Teacher: Novelists on First Drafts – Some words of wisdom from various authors, as collected by Edan Lepucki for The Millions.