A few weeks ago, while discussing my website with someone and considering how to get more visitors and subscribers, she asked me something like: “What do you offer that’s new? Or can people get it from other places?”
This struck a chord in me because, yes, I bring my point of view, my perspective, and my understanding of what works for me, but there are a lot of great folks out there offering help and sharing their own ideas and tools to help you write.
So, instead of trying to fight against all of that, I‘m going to embrace it by seeking them out and sharing them with you. I will continue doing my essays (I enjoy writing them and love hearing your feedback), but I plan to include links to valuable tools, resources, and ideas about writing stories.
As usual, there will be the newsletter archive, but I’ll also try to keep a resource links page to help you find things.
I wish you the best in your writing and hope I can help.
- This week I wrote about a journey I took with my father and what it taught me about creativity.
- For those of you like me, Nir Eyal’s Indistractable may be the book to help you get focused.
- An Elegy for the Landline by Sophie Haigney considers how its restraints brought instability and uncertainty to fiction.
- I asked the #writingcommunity and #writerscafe on Twitter what their favourite writing tools were. I was surprised how many people embrace traditional tools like pen and paper, whiteboards, voice dictation, and Microsoft Word or Apple Pages.
- I, on the other hand, signed up for the beta of Sudowrite, " a magical writing AI to help writers get unstuck & be more creative."
- If you are a self-publisher, here are 231 ideas to make money.
- Lastly, a gentle reminder about the difference between a hyphen, an en dash, and an em dash.