1. From Nina Amir at Write Nonfiction Now, here are 3 Ways to Overcome the Most Common Obstacle to Success. “To succeed as a writer or an author requires a willingness to dive deeply into your mind and discover what stops you from thinking big.” Read this article. Think big.
2. Publishers Weekly gives us a list of The 10 Best Horror Books You’ve Never Read. It’s an interesting list, but I’ve got a couple of disagreements here. I think most fans of the genre are familiar with Peter Straub and Clive Barker.
3. When it comes to short stories, I always talk about submitting to magazines and online publications (like mine), but the though of entering contests or competitions never even crosses my mind. Here are some thoughts on the topic from author Chris Hill: Entering Short Story Competitions.
4. While on the topic of contests, author Jo Knowles has a really interesting post sharing her experiences as a judge for several recent writing contests: Some things I learned from being “judge-y”
5. Let’s close out this week with a post from Jan O’Hara at Writer Unboxed. In Should You Set Limits with Your Readers? Jan takes a look at how authors interact with their fans in social media, what can help, and what can get them in trouble.
So as always, check out these links and have a productive weekend. Thanks for stopping by!