Welcome to 2018, and a writer’s jump start to kick things off right. Whatever your goals for the new year, I hope you’ve included plans to stretch your writing. Maybe you want to submit more stories, search for an agent, or finish a work-in-progress. Or perhaps you’re a published writer intent on taking your work to the next level. Whatever your goals, I aim to help, with Friday Links to inspire and entertain, future posts looking at craft and the publishing world, and some surprises I have in the works.
The first week of the year always feels a bit slow, as everyone gets back into the swing following the holidays. Next week, I’ll have some announcements regarding submissions and more, so be sure to check back. But first, I bring you some links to get your creativity flowing and maybe help move forward with your goals. There’s a little something for everyone, so enjoy, and happy writing!
This Week’s Links:
A Few Things to Consider before Submitting Your Work to a Literary Magazine. – Great tips to help you put your best foot forward.
How to Take Great Bookish Selfies. – For anyone whose new year’s goals include becoming more active on social media.
Making British Characters Realistic as an American Writer… and Vice Versa. – Advice for how to make your characters ring true.
A Guide to Short Story Contests in 2018. – Places to submit your short fiction in the coming year. Mark your calendars!
Words to Add to Your Vocabulary, Especially if You’re a Book Lover. – Some terrific words for the bookworms among us.
15 Books You Should Read This January. – A rundown of some of the month’s hot new titles, several of which have gone directly onto my TBR list.
Literary Hub’s Favorite Books of 2017. – In case you might have missed anything…