Resources Roundup – Aug’21

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I’ve read a ton of articles online this month, thanks in part to a few days of leave. There are a host of useful links in this post, and for a variety of topics.

At Trish Hopkinson’s useful blog, we have the solution to Writer’s Block and Writing to a Prompt – guest blog post by Kathy Lundy Derengowski

If you’re looking for excellent writing advice, check out some of these:

This is Octavia Butler’s best writing advice.

21 Authors Share One Piece of Advice for Writers

I came across this one on Twitter and found it quite helpful: Submission tips from our short fiction guest reader (

From the ever-reliable Anne R Allen comes this gem: How to start your novel or memoir: 11 Clichéd Openers to avoid

And here’s 12 Tips to Make an Author’s Website in India

A few more on the writing life – if you want to know how most writers eke out a living – check this:

This is how the world’s great writers made a living. It wasn’t from their books

Everything I’ve Learned about Being a “Professional” Writer in One Post – by Lincoln Michel – Counter Craft (

Should MFA Programs Teach the Business of Writing? | Jane Friedman

Did you know about literary NFTs? I didn’t! Here’s a trove of information on it over at Lit Hub: The Rise of the Crypto Writer? On What Literary NFTs Might Mean for the Book World

Ambrose Bierce wrote The Devil’s Dictionary and many other literary pieces. Strangely, No one knows why he disappeared, but here are some theories.

Phew! That’s quite a bit to get through for this month! Let me know in the comments if any of the articles particularly struck a chord!

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