Posted on April 25, 2023 at 10:28 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The publishing experts we follow have plenty of craft advice to offer.
Here are the ones that we thought were can't-miss for our authors:
The first draft is always the hardest: Nathan Bransford used to agonize over making his first draft perfect, because he was afraid of revision; he's changed his attitudes in both those regards and encourages you to do the same.
Even more stuff writers write that makes editors cringe: Editor Sandra Wendel's list of pet peeves ranges from the microlevel to some potent big-picture advice (The Writing Cooperative).
Giving readers the agency to fill in spaces in fiction: Author Balli Kaur Jaswal's experiences writing about her birth country for an American audience has helped her develop a sense for when — and how — to explain something for a reader versus leaving them to guess at what you mean (Writer's Digest).
Five things I learned writing a series: When he was a beginning writer, Dan Rice thought he could just churn out a series; experience has taught him otherwise, but, he says, the challenges of a series are absolutely surmountable (Live Write Thrive).
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