Here are some great links on writing, the industry, and all things book related. We highly recommend you read them!
- Freelance Editor CA Marshall’s FREE EDIT CONTEST
- It’s Complicated: 8 of the Most Frustrating Relationships in Literature
- Franzen and the Future, Redux
- The Curse of Swearing in Children’s Books
– The lovely C.A. Marshall (whom you might remember from her wonderful guest post on querying mistakes here) is actually having a FREE EDIT CONTEST! It ends Monday, September 20th, so get your entries in ASAP!
– The title of this article says it all – it’s a look at 8 very bizarre and complicated relationships in literature.
– A look at the death of reviews, and the difficulties facing a writer (esp. literary) to gain recognition.
– A great article on the issue of swearing in children’s books. Includes the best (and the worst) of invented profanity.
“Plot springs from character…I’ve always sort of believed that these people inside me–these characters–know who they are and what they’re about and what happens, and they need me to help get it down on paper because they don’t type.”
— Anne Lamott
“It is impossible to discourage the real writers – they don’t give a damn what you say, they’re going to write.”
— Sinclair Lewis
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
— Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
— G.K. Chesterton
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
“When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.”
— Albert Einstein
Share any interesting links/quotes you’ve come across in the comments!