Useful article for writers by Shaunta Grimes at StartupGrind Books every fiction writer should own By Shaunta Grimes for StartupGrind Last week, I wrote about 25 habits that will make you a better writer. This week, I thought — let’s dive into books. After twenty-plus years writing, I’ve collected some resources that I absolutely couldn’t do with out.…Read more 10 books that will make you a better writer (and why)
'Ignorance can sometimes — not always, but sometimes — be as beneficial as knowledge. Ignorance is beneficial when we are aware of it.' Source: Los Angeles Times Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen Almost exactly 20 years ago, I arrived in Los Angeles in the month of June. I had received my doctorate from UC Berkeley…Read more Viet Thanh Nguyen: In praise of doubt and uselessness
A series of interesting conversations with interesting people Emily Reynolds is a London and Berlin-based journalist and author who writes about mental health, tech, science, and gender. She recently published her first book in the U.K. (coming to the U.S. in May): A Beginner’s Guide to Losing Your Mind. We caught up with her to…Read more The brave & brilliant world of Emily Reynolds
Source: Literary Hub from Letters to a Young Writer (Random House) by Colum McCann I. Don’t Be a Dick Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. –Henry James Hey, you. Over there in the corner. Yeah,…Read more Don’t Be a Dick: Colum McCann’s Advice to Young Writers
Three teeth dislodged with the impact of her kick, and my nose gushed with a shit load of blood, I clenched my hands into fists and forced myself up from the ground. She started jerking off in front of me, going on about how she was going to beat the living shit out of me, […]…Read more Stonking TONKS
She liked to make careful preparations, precise and aimed solely at the comfort of the customer. For example, she had special napkins made so she didn't soil the clothes when she was cutting the throats of her victims. T'was the least she could do for them. She got the anticipation.
Do you feel 'hip' if you go to a hipster pub, where the service is shit and unapologetic, or, do you go to the pub where the service is, well, lax and low key, as in, shite (and pretend you're not a hipster)? It's a damned, full blown, Edwardian whiskered, dilemma.