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Check out the women writers on Makers. This one is Judy Blume, but they also have Sandra Cisneros and Miranda July to name a couple.

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The World According to Garp

 

I so want to look like a John Irving novel this fall.

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The main rule of writing is that if you do it with enough assurance and confidence, you’re allowed to do whatever you like. (That may be a rule for life as well as for writing. But it’s definitely true for writing.) So write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. I’m not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter.

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Three ways headphones can help your writing.

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Science fiction has dealt with some of these issues (consciousness-computer divide/the afterlife/robotics that become more human than humans) for nearly a centuryAsimov and Bradbury come to mind (longer if you count works like Frankenstein). What does literary fiction have to add to the conversation? What differentiates your novel from sci fi?
Why not go back to
Pygmalion!?

An interview with A Working Theory of Love author Scott Hutchins.

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An awesome-looking interview with Marie-Helene Bertino that I don’t want to read until I read Safe as Houses based on the first little bit.

Ditto Colson Whitehead.

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Here’s another interview, this one with Junot Diaz, that I can’t read until I’ve read This Is How You Lose Her.

My consolation, by the way, for the fact that it takes me forever to write anything: Junot Diaz and Jeffrey Eugenides. Because, y’know… that’s totally me.

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Being single vs. Being unpublished. Right?

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If all else fails, go naked.

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Mistakes Indie Authors Make When They Self-Publish

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Top Tips for Aspiring Authors

A lengthy post with pretty pictures!

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5 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Guilt

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The 5 Best Literary TED Talks

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