I really do love it when the last day of the month falls on a Monday! That means I get to share my resources in good time for you to dust off those stories and send them out.
Apart from the usual chunk of markets to submit to, I also have a plethora of writing advice for you. Just to switch things up, let me start with that first:
A lesson in resilience from this post: A Year on Submission–A Year of Failure
Reading too many threads gives me a headache, but I found this one useful: Tessa Davis on Twitter: “11 incredible (free) websites that will save you hundreds of hours of your life:” / Twitter
Whether you are a plotter or a pantser, you will find some super stuff here: Writing Tips: Outlining/Plotting Vs Discovery Writing/Pantsing and Different Traditional Publishing Experiences With Georgina Cross
I really did not know this: The Cultural Tutor on Twitter: “Shakespeare didn’t invent his own stories and characters; he borrowed them. Here’s the source material for all 38 of his plays, in alphabetical order: https://t.co/B9na3KtuVd” / Twitter
If you’re looking for guidance on author’s sites, do check How to Build an Author Website: Getting Started Guide by Jane Friedman and The Whys and Whens of Having a Writer’s Website at The Cincinnati Review
The Power of Constraints to Unlock Creativity at BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog
All about my new favourite form of writing: Flash Fiction: Packing a Lot into a Little
You Don’t (Always) Have to Wait for Acceptance
I found this a fascinating discussion: Can we talk about Submittable? – by Becky Tuch
How to use lies in your fiction over at The Masters Review | Craft: “Everything I Write is True, Especially the Stuff I Make Up” by Peter E. Murphy
Lots of great stuff in this post: 5 Favorite Things I Found This Summer: Writing Tips and Creative Inspiration by Nicole Bianchi
I knew nothing about eels until I read this thread: Eelmily Finch on Twitter: “Ok folks. It’s time we talked about eels. I’m a geologist but I recently learnt about eels and… wow. Since then, I’ve been greeting strangers with ‘DO YOU KNOW ABOUT EELS?!’ Well, consider yourself a stranger in my path. Strap in. It’s a 🧵 1/so many” / Twitter
Loads to unpack in This week’s top writing advice from around the web for Oct. 23, 2022 – MetaStellar. Thanks for this link go to my writer friend Maggie, who herself has a fantastic story out in the Flash Fiction Podcast by Manawaker.com!
Apart from that, check out the usual stack of paying markets from:
The Practicing Writer 2.0: November 2022
Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity: 77 Calls for Submissions in November 2022
Cathy’s Comps and Calls – Free-to-enter writing competitions and calls for submissions
And don’t forget the Writing Contests or the Writing Conferences and Workshops!
I hope that fills your well this month! See you back next week with some more exciting reads and writes!
Edited to add: Also don’t miss the Flash Fiction Flash Newsletter hosted at https://groups.io/g/FlashFictionFlash. Follow the instructions at the link to subscribe to it!