Category Archives: literary links

Writing Links | December

Huff Post. 30 Ways Authors Can Prepare for the New Year

Open Book Toronto. Taking Your Medicine in the Editing Room

the guardian. The best book we’ve read all year: Guardian writers and readers look back

Ploughshares. Round-Down: Rounding Up the Submission Fee Debate

Mashable. An illustrated guide to bookstore reading etiquette, starring cartoon Jonathan Franzen

Electric Literature. Now You Can Get Short Stories from a Vending Machine

Writer’s Relief. 5 Ways to Make Your Characters More Three-Dimensional

Manhattan Book Review. Advice You Won’t Learn in a Writing Program

Literary Hub. How the Literary Class System is Impoverishing Literature

Buzz Feed. 24 Hilarious Tweets Every Grammar Nerd Will Appreciate

Writing Links | November

The Wall Street Journal. What’s Really Hot on Dating Sites? Proper Grammar

Book Riot. 12 Signs You’ve Been Binge-Reading

Positive Writer. Surviving Criticism without Losing Confidence in Your Writing

You Tube. Who votes for new words? you do!

Quick and Dirty Tips. First, Second, and Third Person

The Review Review. What Editors Want; A Must-Read for Writers Submitting to Literary Magazines

The Guardian. Dan Fante: underground writer expressed madness of the US workplace

Buzz Feed. The Ultimate Guide To Getting Published in a Literary Magazine

Open Book Toronto. An Etiquette Expert Weighs in on How to Handle the Most Awkward Questions Authors Get

Electric Literature. 31 Fairly Obscure Literary Monsters

Writing Links | October

Open Book Toronto. How Tarot Can Help You With Your Writing

Quick and Dirty Tips. Merriam-Webster’s Peter Sokolowski Explains How Dictionary Definitions Change Over Time

The Rumpus. (K)ink: Writing while Deviant #2: Michael Broder

The New York Times. The Gonzo Vision of Quentin Tarantino

The Review Review. “An Ongoing Experiment in Anarchist Publishing”: A Chat with Mark McCawley of Urban Graffiti

Electric Literature. Writing on Screen: Why Do Writing Students Love Such Terrible Mentors

The Bathroom Monologues. Carrie Bailey on Struggling with Disability in Life and Fiction

Sarah Selecky. How to Become a Better Writer

The Guardian. You’re never too old to read young adult fiction

BuzzFeed. Can You Identify These Classic Novels From Their Closing Lines?

Writing Links | September

the review review. Believe Quality Writing Matters: Put an End to Submission Superstitions

Business Insider. The surprising benefits of reading before bed

Global English Editing. The 120 Most Helpful Websites For Writers in 2015

grammarly blog. 10 Ways Keeping a Journal Will Genuinely Improve Your Life

the Town Crier. On Writing Vulnerability

the guardian. The pleasure of a Jackie Collins novel was always the dish

New Republic. Drunk Confessions: Women and the cliché of the literary drunkard

The River Trading Company. Why Used Books?

The Atlantic. How Literature Inspires Empathy

Clickhole. 8 Rejection Letters Publishers Sent To Famous Authors

Writing Links | August

The Atlantic. An Introverted Writer’s Lament

Buzz Feed. 51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences in Literature

Sarah Selecky. How to end a short story: a case study

Bustle. 5 Common Reading Mistakes You’re Making That Could Ruin Your Literary Life

Jezebel. Homme de Plume: What I Learned Sending My Novel Out Under a Male Name

The New Yorker. Remembering James Salter, And His Commas

Literary Hub. In Defense Of The Present Tense

The Guardian. Rude awakening: three essential rules for writing good sex

Liz Worth. My Guiding Principles of Creativity

Ploughshares. Dead Stories: When to Say When

Writing Links | July

Lit Reactor. Sixth Sense Settings: Writing Rich, Descriptive Scenes

A. Victoria Mixon. 7 Reasons to Be Grateful You’re a Writer

The Guardian. Candace Bushnell: ‘It’s fascinating to me, this insistence that a character is always based on an author’s life’

Ebook Friendly. 20 best short stories for kids

Ploughshares. When a Workshop Goes Bad

The New Yorker. The Persistence of Litmags

Electric Literature. Don’t Love Your Characters; See Them: An Interview with Kathleen Alcott

terrible minds. Six Signs It’s High Time to Give Up Writing

K. M. Weiland. When Your Story Stakes Aren’t High Enough

Write to Done. 10 Ways to Keep Your Readers Hooked

Writing Links | June

Huffington Post. 12 Women On What Harper Lee’s Work Has Meant To Them

Flavorwire. 20 Photos of Famous Authors Looking Badass

Electric Literature. Is It Time for Literary Magazines to Rethink The Slush?

The New York Times. What Judy Blume’s Books Meant

The Guardian. London’s 10 best library Cards

The Creative Penn. Improve Your Dialogue with James Scott Bell

Freelance Writers. 5 TED Talks for Writing Inspiration

Write World. On Killing Characters

Ploughshares. One Man’s Approach to Writing Women Characters

Writer Carrie Bailey. 5 Reasons the World Needs MORE Writers

Write World. On Killing Characters

Writing Links | May

Writing Forward. Read More and Write Better

the guardian. Margaret Atwood on Game of Thrones: ‘Real people, every murderous one’

Electric Literature. How Should You Order a Short Story Collection?

Huffington Post. Writing a Book? Forget Formula; Try Method!

Writers Store. The Novel vs. the Screenplay: a Tough Love Guide for Talented Writers Point of View in Fiction: First Person, Third Person & More

Time. Why an Architect Wrote a 52,438-Word Dissertation With No Punctuation

National Post. National Authors for Indies Day heralds a new chapter for Canadian book stores

Novel Writing Help. 3rd Person vs. 1st Person – Which is Best?

The Creative Penn. 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your Memoir

Writing Links | April

write it sideways. 7 Tips for Writing About Places You’ve Never Been

While We’re Paused. Psycho-Bunnies and Fiction: Using Animals in Your Writing

terrible minds. 25 Things You Should Know About Antagonists

Joyland Magazine. Four Letters from an Ongoing Series

the guardian. An unexpected ending for literary progress?

Electric Literature. Infographic: The Opposite Habits of Famous Writers

Carly Watters. How to Write Endings: or how to get the octopus to bed

Sarah Selecky. The Vulnerability of Submission

Toronto Star. Brave new world for Canada’s literary journals

Critique My Manuscript. Elements Examined in a Fiction Critique

Writing Links | March The Amazing Hemingway Cats

Time. In Praise of the Humble Comma

the guardian. Haruki Murakami gives readers further advice on writing, adultery and cats

Writers in the Storm. Submission Tips Checklist: Double-Check These 16 Things Before Sending Your Book Out

Electric Literature. What’s Wrong with Only Reading Half a Book

Laura Jean Schneider’s Blog. 6 Reasons to Submit to Lit Mags That Pay

New Republic. Workers of the Word Unite. On language and class at the copy desk

the review review. It’s Hard Out There for a Submitter: Top 5 Lit Mags With the Kindest Rejection Letters

Gailey and Davio Writers’ Services. Submittable from the Editor’s Point of View: Your Top 5 Questions Answered

Mental Floss. 12 Works of Literature That Were Featured on Mad Men