What I’m learning about writing, April edition

Just finished Jeff Vaandermeer’s ‘Wonderbook’. It provided me with just the right inspiration to knuckle through some short stories in the past couple of months. I was going to try to summarise everything it taught me about writing, but the book hasn’t been my only influence this month. I’ve also been doing Writer Victoria’s 5 month emerging short story course online, and I’ve started the process of using beta readers, as well as attending and workshopping with my local writer’s group.

As a beginner, I’m having revelations on a regular basis, or remembering old wisdom which somehow feels different in the process of getting things on paper. In the past two months I’ve gained a lot more confidence, and then gotten despondent when I realised that even as my work gets better, there’s still more to learn.

So here are just some of the things I’ve learned this month.

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