Wednesday links: Multiple offers and things you shouldn’t say to a writer

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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Recipe review: Ree Drummond’s Easy Caramel Sauce

Ree Drummond's Easy Caramel Sauce

I’m not at all ashamed of that fact that when I have ice cream, I usually go for a drizzle — or a cascade, if you really want me to be honest — of chocolate sauce. Every once in a while, though, I have a craving for something different. Something sweet, and maybe a little buttery.

That’s when a really good, really easy caramel sauce becomes my new favourite ice cream topping.

For a little while, anyway.

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Wednesday links: A warning, day jobs and your character’s career

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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Recipe: Simple Seared Scallops

Simple Seared Scallops

Scallops are one of those foods I’m eager to order in a restaurant but always hesitated to make at home. I’m not sure why I’ve always felt that way, to be honest. Every scallop recipe I looked at appeared to be fairly easy, and none of them needed much time. So it had always been on the back of my mind to try making them — I just never really felt I had the opportunity.

But recently, I was looking for fish to make for supper one night when I noticed that scallops were on sale. I stared at them for a moment, wondering if I should take some home and attempt making them. And then I grabbed them. There were four in each package, and they weren’t very expensive, so I figured I wouldn’t be wasting much food or money if I made a complete mess of them.

Well, I suppose making a mess of them might have resulted in some food poisoning, but I was confident that I would be able to at least cook them long enough to negate that risk.

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Wednesday links: Health and descriptions

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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Wednesday links: H.E.A.R.T. and comps

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: Pretty Girl-13, by Liz Coley

Sometimes, I read a book’s summary and I find myself intrigued.

Now, I don’t mean the usual “Huh, this sounds interesting” kind of intrigued that usually leads me to read a book. I’m referring more to the type of intrigued that’s a little harder to nail down–the type that makes a book stick in my mind and not leave me alone until I read it.

That’s the type of intrigued I felt when I read the summary for Pretty Girl-13, by Liz Coley. I came across the summary quite a while ago, and bought the novel itself within the past month or so. I didn’t have a chance to read it until last week, but it had been in the back of my mind ever since I had first come across it.

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