Here are links to some interesting bits and bobs I’ve read in September.
The man in the grey flannel suit – a post by Josh Lanyon about writing about men for women writing m/m romance genre.
5 tips for writing a series at the Loose Id authors blog – also by Josh Lanyon. He’s a busy lad this month.
A post on the Carina Press blog about the importance of not making your characters appear to live in a world of total isolation aside from the love interest!
On Jesseswave, Nicole Kimberling talks about emphasising dramatised scenes over narration and back story.
Five things writing experts won’t tell you.
18 tips on how to stand out from the slush.
The writing life
Pros and cons of publishing with small presses.
Sound advice to “let your agent be the bad guy”.
The art of avoiding burn out
Josephine Myles talks about dealing with rejection.
Some tips about using promotional postcards.
Terrible Minds – it gets its own section! How does Chuck Wendig keep coming up with all this stuff and have time to write too?
Meta and opinion
Allie Ritch posts about mixing sci-fi and other genres with romance. I contributed some thoughts too.
Across the digital divide: Why “print is dead” means “poor people don’t deserve to read”.