Writing Advice

Welcome! I publish a monthly newsletter, powered by Substack, where I talk about writing -- both what I've learned and what I'm currently learning. I also chat about books, sometimes bugs, and what I'm running away form. 

Browse past issues here, or click the link below to view them on my Substack page, @jacknashsotries. Subscribe to get them sent directly to your inbox. Subscription is always free, and remember you can  unsubscribe anytime you like!

I also publish my writing stats to honor Sylvia Plath, who said, "I love my rejection slips. They show me I try." You can find my current numbers below. 








Current Issue

Am I a Liar?

I’m talking about myself so much as an accomplished writer, but I’m still getting rejected left and right. Do I actually know what I’m talking about?

Probably not.

But who cares?

June 2024

Past Issues

No Cats, No Coffee

I think I committed the internet’s ultimate sin – I admitted I’m not a cat person.

Before you hunt me down with your keyboards, I’m not saying that I don’t like cats. I do – when I happen across one that’s content to sleep on my lap. And I’m also not saying I don’t like coffee –  I just don’t drink it. Diet Coke is my vice of choice.

May 2024

So I guess I'm an author now?

I’m going to allow myself a shameless brag: according to the airport luggage scale, my Writers of the Future trophies weigh a combined 38 pounds. The Contest had to give me an entire suitcase and box stuffed with packing peanuts just to get them home.

April 2024

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