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Writing desks, planning templates, and publishing essay collections

Plus Kurt Vonnegut, fiction writing rules and six-figure email courses.

Iain Broome
Iain Broome
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Writing desks, planning templates, and publishing essay collections

Hello again.

Busy week here in leafy Sheffield, so this edition of Unslush comes in one of my somewhat tighter link-sharing formats. Still full of golden writerly nuggets though.

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  1. Kurt Vonnegut on how to write a short story – concise advice for any writer
  2. Ten rules for writing fiction – famous writers offer 10 tips and much wisdom
  3. Novel planning template for Airtable – spreadsheet-based outlining
  4. How to do an essay collection – agent Kate McKean explains how it works
  5. Why Goodreads is bad for booksSarah Manavis on the mess that is Goodreads
  6. Greg Pak on how to write a comic book script – Marvel author reveals all
  7. Does the Pomodoro Technique really work? – does for me (helps with chunking)
  8. Character Name Generator – prepare to lose 30 minutes of your day
  9. How to write during a pandemic – it can't be done! (okay fine, maybe it's just me)
  10. The anatomy of a six-figure email course – marketing tips galore, whatever you're selling

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