Let's see what my Internet turned up in the writing advice seas this week.
Perfecting Your First Page: 3 Tasks or Exercises, by Jane Friedman. The first page of a manuscript is the most important page in terms of attracting readers. Jane shares three exercises (plus a bonus tip) to make that first page sing.
How to Discover Your Hidden Remarkable Benefit, by Brian Clark. While this post was written with companies in mind, I think the advice holds true for writers too. Read this post and hunt for your hidden remarkable benefit that will help you stand out from other writers.
Writing a Novel People Want to Read, by Corban Addison. For novelists, this is pretty much what the goal is, right? Corban is a debut author, who just happens to be endorsed by John Grisham. Wow!
Write What You Know...Kinda, by Sandra Beasley. Sandra is one of my favorite writers, so when I see her dishing out advice on the process of writing, I just have to share. Plus, she wrote a piece on truth and poetry in the 2012 Poet's Market--so this fits that nicely (though the article in the Poet's Market should definitely be read as well).
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