Howdy, race fans! It's that time again -- time for your weekly round-up of writing-, publishing-, and book related news and opinion courtesy of the Butter Lamb Reference Library. If you aren't familiar with that, check it out. There will be a lot happening with that in the coming days and weeks, so now's a good time to tune in and get yourself acquainted.
Enjoy this week's round-up!
WRITING ADVICE & TOOLS:
Five dos and five don'ts of writing (or how to get ahead in the literary world)
How to Write a Book Without Getting in Your Own Way
10 Books for a Thriving Freelance Writing Career
The limits of the “500 words per day” writing advice
The pros and cons of using AI content writing tools
The Freewrite smart typewriter lets you write distraction-free, but at a cost
Gen Z is driving sales of romance books to the top of bestseller lists
Indies Expect a Happy Holiday Season—Big Books of the Fall
Savannah Brown launches Doomsday Press for speculative fiction and poetry writers
Fascinating interview with dystopian author JG Ballard on the "Art of Fiction"
10 Frequently Misunderstood Works of Literature
On Maggie Bradbury, the woman who “changed literature forever.”
Judge tosses suit that tried to deem books obscene for kids
‘Every time I write, it’s like the first time’: Joyce Carol Oates on her 61 novels, Twitter storms and widowhood