Writing Advice Masterpost Part 1: Plotting, Characters and World-Building

A couple weeks ago I promised a list of all the writing resources I’ve come across that have helped me become a better writer. I hope these links can help you as much as they’ve helped me.

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Finding Inspiration

Look, guys, writing is hard. There’s plotting and planning and character-building and world-building and editing and revising and rewriting and querying. And, of course, writer’s block—the most horrible affliction of all. Here are some ways to try and combat it.

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Why Trying to Get Published Sucks

Finally, my manuscript was complete. Finished. Fini. Terminado. Finito. I was done. I felt like the proud mother of an extraordinarily unconventional child. I could lay my characters to rest, content in the knowledge that I’d left them where they were supposed to be, that I’d solved their problems. I had succeeded—I’d finished writing the monstrosity that had occupied a space in the back of my mind for the last fourteen months. Now, all I’ll have to do is edit this thing, I’d thought to myself, a peaceful smile dancing upon my lips.
I was wrong. So, so wrong.

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