As planned, I am now a couple of days into my home writing retreat. You can check out my progress by reading Pieces, the pop-up newsletter I'm sending to 200+ people to document what I'm up to. Here's the back catalogue.
I hope you don't mind, but just for this week, I'm going to share my usual exciting links but with minimal commentary from me. Rest assured, it's all good stuff and I recommend you click away.
Normal programming should resume next week. Thanks for subscribing, reading and generally been ace!
PS That's one of several images I've posted to my Instagram account this week while I've been writing away. Follow if you fancy.
Links of the week
Every issue I collect and share the best advice, apps and other shenanigans that I find on my internet travels. Find something useful? Subscribe for free.
Really enjoyed this short video from author KM Elkes on how we gather bits and pieces that we use as 'narrative kindling' for our stories. It's one of a few author videos posted on the Comma Press YouTube channel recently.
I've been trying to work out which tense I should be using to write the novel I'm working on. This explainer of present tense from Masterclass is pretty handy.
As someone who recently moved from Bear to Apple Notes, I found this super useful and interesting. Link via For The Interested newsletter.
Jane Friedman gives you a sensible explanation of NTFs and how they might work for authors. Or not, as is perhaps more likely.
Trello is a fantastic tool for organising just about anything. This article tells you how to plan and manage a book and even gives you a template to get started.
Tweets of the week
Draft Mode is a weekly newsletter by Iain Broome, author of the novel, A is for Angelica. Join 1300+ subscribers and start receiving tools and tips that help you improve, publish and promote your writing. Subscribe for free.
Free weekly writing tips and tools
Want to improve your craft and promote your work? Subscribe to the Draft Mode newsletter and join 1200+ other lovely readers and writers. One click to unsubscribe.