“Creative work is so hard. Writers aren’t supposed to worry about external validation and yet external validation is precisely what determines so much about your career.”
Thoughts on External Validation :: Erin Bowman
This is a fabulous look at writing non-fiction and reminded me a bit of the shrunken manuscript method.
Behind the scenes of the Don’t Overthink It writing process :: Modern Mrs. Darcy
“Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer’s Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book by Courtney Maum is the ultimate guide to finishing, publishing, promoting, and surviving your first book. And I would add – every additional book you write.”
The Book with Answers to All Your Publishing Questions – Before and After the Book Deal :: The Winged Pen
“If you want to be a writer, you have to be a reader first.”
Your Output Depends on Your Input :: Austin Kleon
“Narrative is key. The more you can add elements of fiction the better: narrative arc, character development, plot, tension, etc. While demand exists for survey-type books or how-to books, narrative has a better chance to capture an editor’s attention.”
What I’ve Learned Writing Middle Grade Non-Fiction :: Jane Friedman“
“Make a place to sit down.
Sit down. Be quiet…
Communicate slowly. Live
a three-dimensioned life;”
“How to Be a Poet” by Wendell Berry :: The Poetry Foundation