Yeah, I’m behind. No excuses (AWP! Got sick! Life events!), but I will make it up to you with a list of outstanding links and my favorite writing-to song of all time.
RIGHT?! You’re welcome for your new bestseller you were just inspired to pen.
Okay. Let’s catch up on the goodness.
The more empathetic writing I read, the more at peace I feel with this world. A fine example in the Seattle Met: , The Brief, Extraordinary Life of Cody Spafford by Allecia Vermillion
Cleaving, cleansing heartbreak via Whiskeypaper with Mr. Wimbledon, Jared Yates Sexton
So I love “The Royals” (WHAT?) but I can’t get over the milquetoast protagonist. This is so much useful, insightful information as to why: 5 Problems with the Humble Protagonist at Lit Reactor, Susan DeFreitas
I am a creeper lurker fan of Courtney Maum, and her abundant godsend of honesty is why: Why Being a Debut Author Isn’t Exactly a Dream Come True at BuzzFeed Books, Courtney Maum
AWP needs to be a safe space for everyone: Color in AW(hite) Place on Side B, Vanessa Martir
The truthiest of truthiness: Subway Sucks on The Concourse, Leslie Horn
I was silent-sobbing on the plane to Minneapolis while reading “The Enchanted” by Rene Denfeld, and I just finished reading Angela Flournoy’s debut novel, so hearing the both of them plus Cari Luna is a super fabulous convergence sundae: Late Night Debut
Lockjaw Magazine has been running a Choose Your Own Adventure with a new set of writers each week carrying on the story. Catch up with the epic tale! CYOA on Lockjaw Magazine
SUBMIT OR DIE!
I don’t think I’m supposed to still like that Hozier song.