Wednesday links: Fight scenes

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few.

Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Book recommendation: Burn by Julianna Baggot

I finally got around to reading Burn, by Julianna Baggot. Remember, I mentioned it way back in January?

Burn is the third and final installment of Baggot’s Pure trilogy. I absolutely loved the first two books, but I waited a little while to buy the third. I had a pile of other books to get through, and I wanted to try to read at least some of them before buying anything new.

But, eventually, I had to give in. I bought Burn not long ago, and it didn’t take much time for me to start reading it.

Oh, I should warn you… there might be some slight spoilers in the rest of this post. The summary (both mine and Goodreads’) touches on what happened near the end of the second book, and I can’t really hold in my reaction to the ending of this one. But I promise to avoid any major spoilers.

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Wednesday links: Young writers, off-stage scenes, and fake bad reviews

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few.

Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Why taking a week off made me busier than if I were working

Well, I promised you an explanation for why I was a bad blogger and didn’t post much over the past couple of weeks, and here it is.

I took a week off from my day job.

…That doesn’t make much sense, does it? Theoretically, if I took a week off work, shouldn’t I have had more time and not less? That was my assumption going into the week, anyway. I had planned to do some condo painting, get some writing done, and fit in plenty of relaxation — and then follow all of that up by dog-sitting for my brother and his girlfriend.

As it turns out, the condo painting and dog-sitting were the only things I managed to do. And I didn’t even manage to finish the condo painting.

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Wednesday links: Cliche endings, gag orders, after the publishing contract, and showing emotion

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few.

Since I missed last week’s post (I’ll be giving you an explanation about that soon, I promise), here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past two weeks.

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Book recommendation: Billy, by Whitley Strieber

Yes, I’m still getting through all of the older books I took home from my parents’ house. Which means I have another recommendation for one of those older books today. But, I promise that I’ll have a newer book recommendation for you next week. I need a bit of a break from all of the adult thrillers I’ve been reading lately — and most of the books I brought home from my parents’ house seem to be in that genre.

Anyway, today I’m introducing you to Billy, by Whitley Strieber. Or, reintroducing you to it, if you’ve already read it. Billy is a fantastic novel, full of tension, moments of horror, and dynamic characters. But my favourite aspect of the novel, by far, is how much time it dedicates to its antagonist.

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Wednesday links: Dreams and day jobs, questions for agents, and fiction and reality

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few.

Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

Continue reading