- There Are Two Kinds of "Busy." Is Yours the Right Kind? by Joanne Tombrakos. One of the lines I love the most from this post: One of (technology's) big downsides is that it can create the illusion that we are so much more important than we really are. This is a nice post on trying to find balance in work and life (and realizing it's a moving target).
- The 10-Step Guide to Fixing the Writer Website Fails That Cost You Clients, by Carol Tice. From no website to no about page, Carol offers up 10 common fails for writer websites. If you plan to make a career out of writing, you need a website--and this list is a good guide for mistakes to avoid.
- Ode to the Editor, by Chuck Wendig. As an editor, I'm including this post as a way of reminding writers of the importance of editors. Like writers, we're human--and many of us want the same thing: great writing to share with an audience.
- Why Publishing Your First Novel Is Like Running for Student Body President, by Michelle Haimoff. To prove her point, Michelle includes 40 ways the two are similar.
- The Top 25 Ways to Blow a Book, by K.M. Weiland. Great post. Another list of no-no's. Maybe that's the theme of this week's advice.
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