Weekly Words - a quote, a tool, and a tip for writers
"Writing is always full of self-doubt, but the first book is really full of self-doubt, and it was much more of a struggle to keep the faith. By the time I wrote Wild, I was familiar with that feeling of doubt and self-loathing, so I just thought, ‘Okay, this is how it feels to write a book.” Cheryl Strayed
A Writing Tool
Publishing is changing before our eyes, with the numbers of e-readers, audio books, and self-publishing skyrocketing. Did you ever wish there was a quick, easy way to understand the different types of publishing? There is. Jane Friedman's2019-2020 Key Book Publishing Paths lays out the information in one colorful chart.
Writing can be isolating without social distancing. These last few days it's often been easier to check the news than write. I've found that writing with others, online, has helped me get back in the groove with writing and life. Choose a program like Zoom, Facetime, Skype, or Whatsapp to stay in touch with others.
There's a Story Here: Portel Castle, Portugal, 2004
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