Writer’s Blog Roundup (June, 2018)

Here are my five favorite posts from the last month:

1 . Art’s Highest Purpose: to Complicate Our Feelings by Peter Selgin

url: https://www.janefriedman.com/arts-highest-purpose/

I thought this was interesting. For me, evoking emotion is a hallmark of great writing, but I like the idea of creating a dissonance within the reader’s personal reaction.

2. How to Network Better By Saying Less by Jane Friedman

url: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/pw-select/article/76977-how-to-network-better-by-saying-less.html

This summer, I’m planning on attending my first Writer’s Conference where I will be actively pitching a book. There’s some good advice in here.

3. How To Write Strong Scenes: 4 Key Questions to Evaluate Your Scene

url: http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-goal/improve-my-writing/write-strong-scenes-types-of-scenes

A very simply post, but a good reminder for those of us in editing land.

4. Spotlight on MG and YA Fiction: Agents Answer Burning Questions About Today’s Industry Trends by Cris Freese

url: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/young-adult-literary-agents/literary-agents-questions-middle-grade-young-adult-fiction-today

Since YA is what I write, I found this interesting, especially about how YA is starting to get more genre sub-categories rather than being lumped together.

5. 4 Ways to Write a Better Antagonist by K.M. Weiland

url: https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/write-a-better-antagonist/

I’ve always had some trouble with my big antagonists (I’m better with their henchmen). This article has some tips generated from looking at Thanos from ten latest Avengers movie.

That’s my top five for June. What posts on writing advice did you like this month?