Writing desks, planning templates, and publishing essay collections

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

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.

Speaking of which, before we crack on, new subscribers may be interested in some of the following posts published here in the last few months. Heck, old subscribers, you might've missed them too.

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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.

  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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