Writer’s Blog Roundup (July, 2018)

Here are my five favorite posts from the last month:

1 . 12 Mistakes Authors Make in Connecting with Readers

url: https://rachellegardner.com/connecting-with-readers/

A simple list of things to consider on connecting with readers OUTSIDE of your books.

2. Evoking Emotion in Fiction: 7 Pragmatic Ways to Make Readers Give a Damn

url: http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-goal/improve-my-writing/writing-tips-for-evoking-emotion-in-fiction

Co-incidentally, this happens to tie into my book giveaway for this month. You can have the most beautiful prose in the world, but if readers don’t care, what’s the point?

3. Tips for Editing Your Book with Natasa Lekic From NY Book Editors

url: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2018/07/09/tips-for-editing-your-book-with-natasa-lekic-from-ny-book-editors/

I always enjoy Joanna Penn. I definitely agree with the point that working with an editor is a great way to develop your writing if you are able to pay for it (better than a critique group IMHO).

4. State of Wonder: Annihilation and Wonderbook Author Jeff VanderMeer Imparts His Best Tips for Cultivating Creativity from the World Around You

url: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/writers-perspective/off-the-page-author-interview-series/jeff-vandermeer-writing-tips-wonderbook-annihilation

After reading this, I’ve added Jeff’s Wonderbook to my TBR list.

5. IWriterly Video: Questions to Ask Literary Agents on “The Call”

url: https://iwriterly.com/2018/07/04/iwriterly-video-questions-to-ask-literary-agents-on-the-call/

Meg LaTorre (former agent, freelance editor and writer) offers her advice for when an agent calls after liking your manuscript.

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