Weekly News Round-Up (May 27, 2022)

Here it is, your batch of book-, publishing-, and writing-related news you can use for the week of May 27, 2022. Like every week, this journalistic pile comes to you courtesy of  Alternative Incite magazine and the Butter Lamb Reference Library

Once again, the goal here is to provide independent writers and publishers with news that they may indeed be able to use as they chart their course through the world of putting pen to paper and then putting it out there. 

As usual, if you feel that there's a piece of the independent writing and publishing puzzle that I'm missing here, drop me a line and let me know. I'm also interested in any relevant news items I may have missed, so send me links to those as well.

Have a good one, and keep writing/publishing.



Stephen King: The 'Craft' Of Writing Horror Stories

The Real Difference Between Content Writing and Copywriting

How I started writing for TV: The case against "fake it til you make it"

How to be a bestselling writer, according to prolific authors

Lessons in good writing from the love of a good dog

Christopher Nolan's 20 Tips for Writing Screenplays

6 Ways To Fight Your Inner Critics


US Book Show: How TikTok Is Transforming Book Marketing

Book banning laws inspire fireproof edition of Handmaid's Tale

Amazon Starts Monthly Book Club

Dorothy, a (Successful, Experimental) Publishing Project

Riddle Fence magazine launches imprint for debut authors


Can “Distraction-Free” Devices Change the Way We Write?

In Praise of the Unhappy Happy Ending

Marie Myung-Ok Lee on the Inevitable Slowness of Writing

Weekly News Round-Up (May 6, 2022)

Well, it finally happened. A Friday night came and went without me posting a new installment of the Weekly News Round-up. For shame .... Of course, since it seems like no one is reading this, I'm not going to beat myself up about it!

 So, once again, here's the latest batch of articles I've come across that pertain to writing, books, the business of writing and selling books, and other book- and writing-related stuff. Please do enjoy them and, please, if you came across anything related to these topics that you don't see here. Please send me a link.


6 Tips for Writing a Contemporary Ghost Story

How the Small Moments That Haunt Us Can Form the Seeds of a Novel

There Is Grace in Patience: On the Writing Lessons of Tarot

The Art of Writing


Fraudster impersonates Harper Collins editorial director and offers book contracts

In praise of a small press with big impact

Interview with an Indie Press: Grid Books

What You Should Know Before Self-Publishing a Book


Saïd Sayrafiezadeh on Writing About Bad Jobs

7 Times People Used Virgil's Poetry to Predict the Future

The Story That Saved Me: On Writing My Way Out of a Life That No Longer Felt Like Mine