In today’s Journal
* Quote of the Day
* Writer Resources
* The Big Book Giveaway
* Of Interest
Quote of the Day
“You just never know and [you] can’t let their reaction hinder or help your writing in any way.” Author Alison Holt (https://alisonholtbooks.com/) on readers’ reactions to your stories
You can read the comment from which this quote was taken (and the other comments) at https://hestanbrough.com/the-journal-learning-the-craft-revisited/#comments.
This Journal is a valid writer-information resource, meaning it’s written by a guy who’s practiced what he preaches and vouches that it works. I recommend using the Search box in the sidebar at https://hestanbrough.com/ to look for speficic topics.
I also recommend browsing the Journal Archives, which you can now find in full going all the way back to 2014 at https://hestanbrough.com/the-daily-journal-archives/.
On my author website you can also find a ton of other valid resources that can help in various stages of writing, publishing and marketing. Again, I either authored those or have used them myself:
See Downloads for Writers at https://harveystanbrough.com/downloads/.
See More Resources for Writers at https://harveystanbrough.com/writer-resources/.
Finally, in the Passive Voice today, I ran across “Graphic Tools for Indie Authors – Part 1” at https://www.thepassivevoice.com/graphic-tools-for-indie-authors-part-1/. I’m listing the Passive Voice link so you can see PG’s take.
But note that this is part 1 of a series. So if you find it useful, I suggest clicking through to the OP at https://forsengfiction.com/graphic-tools-for-indie-authors/ and bookmarking it so you won’t miss any followup posts.
I neither endorse nor specifically recommend any source or resource you might find in the Forseng posts unless it’s already listed in the writer resources on my own website.
The Big Book Giveaway is still ongoing. Read about it at https://hestanbrough.com/the-journal-big-book-giveaway/ and then email me if you’d like one or more books.
Talk with you again soon.
See “Sitting and Laughing” at https://www.deanwesleysmith.com/sitting-and-laughing/. Another cautionary tale about traditional publishing and literary agents.
See “5 Ways to Use Fiverr to Publish Your Book” at https://www.thepassivevoice.com/5-ways-to-use-fiverr-to-publish-your-book/.
See “The Author’s Guide to Fiverr” at https://www.thepassivevoice.com/the-authors-guide-to-fiverr/. I take this as a cautionary tale.
Disclaimer: In this blog, I provide advice on writing fiction. I advocate a technique called Writing Into the Dark. To be crystal clear, WITD is not “the only way” to write, nor will I ever say it is. However, as I am the only writer who advocates WITD both publicly and regularly, I will continue to do so, among myriad other topics.