Weekly Round-Up 21.1

Weekly Round-Up 21.1

Welcome to the first-ever Weekly Round-Up from the Hourlings Writing Group. Each week, we’ll link to some interesting and useful writing-related articles, highlight the last episode of the Hourlings Podcast Project, present some upcoming events of interest to writers, and, finally, recommend a good book or resource on writing.

So check out this week’s round-up. You won’t be disappointed.

Useful Links

  • Steven Brust: In this interview from the Mythic Scribes website, best-selling SF/fantasy writer Steven Brust discusses how he likes to play with structure in his books.
  • Making Ebooks with Kindle Create: Amazon is pushing their Kindle Create tool as the preferred way for creating Kindle ebooks. Find out from David Keener how to leverage this tool.
  • Tips from PIXAR: Story tips originally tweeted by Emma Coates, Pixar’s Story Artist.

Latest Hourlings Podcast

In which our illustrious panel of indie writers lower all the barriers and answer ANY question that their viewers might have, no matter how provocative or controversial the question might be. Come check out the mayhem!

Upcoming Events

Wilsey at Fredericksburg Indie Book Festival
  • Fredericksburg Indie Book Festival: Hourlings member Martin Wilsey will have a table at this festival, hosted on October 2, 2021 in Fredericksburg, VA.
  • Capclave 2021: The local SF/Fantasy convention for the Washington DC metropolitan area, hosted in Rockville, MD on October 1 – 3.

Recommended Reading

  • Seven Figure Fiction: By Theodora Taylor. A short but wide-ranging book covering how ambitious writers can leverage their fiction to make real amounts of money. Note that the tactics she covers are solid business activities, not “get rich quick” schemes.

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