Jody Hedlund gives sage advice to the novice writer. Don't miss these nuggets.
2. So, you think you can make this publishing thing happen if you work hard enough. Ashley Clark shares her experiences at The Writer's Alley. There's much wisdom here if you'll read with an open heart.
3. Wendy Paine Miller has an excellent post on "chlot." What is, "chlot?" Pop over to her blog and find out. Hint: It will help you write your novel.
4. LOL! This Weekend Potpourri is shaping up to be for writers. Readers, I promise the last link will be something for you.
In the meantime, I discovered a post at The Write Conversation on How Personal Little Stories Become Big Bestsellers. If you're into writing a memoir, this is for you.
5. Silent Night is one of the classic Christmas Carols. Like many songs, this one has a story. Janice Hayden submitted this article.
Here's a beautiful arrangement by Pentatonix on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sme8N2pzRx8
Writers: What do you think is more important to a novel: character or plot? Please explain.
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