Happy Friday, all! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week with some productive writing time and maybe a good book on your nightstand. Heading into the weekend, I’ve some lovely links for you all, and in particular I’d like you to consider how you frame your stories. I don’t just mean the ones you’re writing, but the ones you tell about yourself, your life, your experiences, your daily frustrations.
While not everyone is a writer, we’re all storytellers, so that’s something to think about when you look at the things that might be getting you down. The story is yours to tell, yours to sell, and that includes what you’re telling yourself. A series of rejection letters can be terribly disheartening, but you can also consider them a countdown to an eventual sale.
Without further ado, here are this week’s Friday Links. Enjoy, and happy writing!
How Writing Let Me Take Control of My Own Story – One writer’s disconnect between her writing and her life.
This Is Going to Be about Heroes – Author Maggie Stiefvater on heroism and finding the right way to tell a story.
When Reading Isn’t Enough: Book-Adjacent Hobbies – For book fanatics who love all the bookish things.
The Book-Lovers Guide to Publishing, Part 1: Publishing Ephemera – The first in a series of publishing-related blog posts from Penguin Books.
So You’ve Decided to Write: The Best Way to Deal with Rejection – Some tips on how to move past ‘No’.
My Own Kind of Beautiful: How Geography Affects the Writing Process – One writer’s take on how travel affects his work and what it means to be ready to write about a place.
$5,000 Grants for Writers and Artists with Children: Applications Open until 31 August – 20 grants are available this year for writers and artists with children, to be used for child care, new equipment, or any other number of things.