It Was Good For Me
roxanegay: I saw Magic Mike and wrote about it on my blog as a preview, I think, of my next Salon column but I am going to share a picture with you: Looks like I should have seen this rather than Ted last night.
The Early Jobs of 24 Famous Writers
mentalflossr: How did famous writers make ends meet before their big breaks? I’m a sucker for these damn lists.
Why Do I Have A Cast Iron Skillet? - The... →
Great piece. Another of my many insecurities about not being cool enough has to do with my not knowing or caring much about food. I’m more an eat to live person. I eat frozen vegetables with (little or) no shame. I used to listen to Wendy Williams when she was still on the radio, and I loved when she would talk about the grocery store junk food she adored. You know, as opposed to NPR, which...
An Hour of Writing Time on a Saturday Morning
9:00 - Alone in house! Perfect for getting work done! Allow self to check e-mail but virtuously stay away from Tumblr and various literary sites so as not to get distracted or discouraged by the high quality work everyone except you is churning out. 9:05 - Open story file. Scroll to where you left off revising. Read first few paragraphs. Mind becomes blank. Listen to dog whining because...
Hi Jessica, this is Jessica
I hate leaving voice mails for people who have the same name as me.
Specter Collective: Wanted: Fiction Editor for... →
spectercollective: I’m pleased and excited to announce Specter’s search for our newly created Fiction Editor position. Technically, it didn’t exist before because–well–I was the fiction editor. I still am the fiction editor. But I’m looking for my successor. Will it be YOU? The Fiction Editor is a senior staff…
You Rach You Lose: Short Stories You Should Read →
elliottholt: Listed in no particular order. I forced myself to choose only one story per writer (very difficult in some cases). There is a lot of amazing short fiction out there, but these are stories—of various styles—that have stuck with me over the years and have taught me what a…
Why we can't define a novella (and why that's... →
How to pitch, again →
kellyjford: By Rachelle Gardner Your pitch needs to show: 1. Who is the protagonist? 2. What choice does s/he face, or what is his/her goal? 3. What are the consequences of the choice, or the obstacles to the goal? 4. What are the actions s/he will take throughout the story to try and reach the goal or make the choice? Just to be safe, take a step back from your query. Make sure your book has...
I love everything about this...
midwest-monster: snapcracklehan: coketalk: A tip for modern adulterers: if you’re planning to cheat on your wife of 10 years by awkwardly hitting on the model seated next to you on your flight out of Los Angeles, make sure she isn’t live-tweeting the entire miserable experience to her 13,000 followers: (via ohno-polio) This is the work of God. ...
Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no...– Bill Bullard (via thinkannethink)
What Type of Annoying Writer Are You? →
I am Mr. Fickle and The Envy Queen.
The Masculine Mystique and Male Depression →