If that title sounds familiar, it’s because today’s Seriously Write post is a rerun. (I know. Don’t you hate those?)
We’re gearing up for another year of inspiration on the blog, but on the first Wednesday of the year, I generally run the most popular Wednesday post from the previous year. For 2018, that’s the October post by Liz Johnson. In case someone missed it—though judging by the hits, that’s unlikely—it’s a good one. So, if you didn’t read it in October, you have another chance.
Even during this busy time of year, I’ve read a number of informative posts on the web. I hope some of these will inspire you as you go into the New Year.
Amazing. Inspiring. Encouraging. And, I’ll be honest, convicting. See if you can walk away after reading “Strange and Unusual Encounter” on Captive Dreams Window without goosebumps and, maybe, a few tears.
I had the pleasure of reading this post on the Fear Warriors blog before it went out, but it’s one I really should take to heart. It’s a little late now for “It’s All About Letting Go, Charlie Brown” by Heidi Chiavaroli, but keep it in mind for next year, or whenever you let yourself become stressed over expectations.
I’ve read over and over the parable of the sower but always thought of it in terms of salvation. “What Happens Every Time You Read the Bible” by J. D. Greear provided me with a new outlook and, frankly, a pinch to my toes.
On Linda Shenton Matchett’s blog, author Kelly Goshorn shares interesting historical facts she discovered about Victorian Twelfth Night Parties, facts she incorporated into her novel A Love Restored.
Sometimes, it’s necessary to change literary agents. Sometimes, it’s not. In “Switching Literary Agents: Two Agents Offer Advice” on Jane Friedman’s blog, two agents (of course) provide their takes on when and if you should change, how it should take place, and how it can affect your career.
As a writer, are you just “phoning it in”? “Washing Your Hands Like a Writer” on the Books and Such blog is a reminder that the quality of work from query to finished product affects more than the writer.