Coffices--Coffee Shops for Working, roundup by... →
yay Grumpy + Champion are awesome! Boo other people are going to be going there now! (Must try boneshakers!) I want more coffee shops with outside spaces where I can internet+work+drink coffee. I see that El Beit in Wburg didn’t make the cut… probably because their service is wack. This weekend I tried to order a gluten-free english muffin. It was seriously complicated, for no...
I want what we all want,” said Carl. “To move certain parts of the interior of...– You Don’t Love Me Yet, Jonathan Lethem (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)
Stiletto Spy School →
Whoever created this is my braintwin. Who’s takin’ spy classes with me? WHO??
Bookavore: Will fix your serial commas for (cat)... →
bookavore: Have been meaning to post something about this for awhile, but The Cat Bill That Would Have Eaten My Savings Account If I Had One has made it a necessity. So. In case you were not aware: I am a bookseller by day, and also occasionally by night, and then on my days off, I’m a freelance editor…. Help an editor out (HAEO)
interactive map of literary manhattan from... →
the next step, for me, for other writers…find a spot that hasn’t appeared in literature and write like a motherfucker about it. I imagine if we gave all authors fair treatment the whole of manhattan would be covered.
fuckyeahawesomehouses: amazing. want want want. …downside of apartment living…no porch. no porch swings.
No Plot? No Problem! →
iwl: Get ready for NaNoWriMo by reading this book. Every November, tens of thousands of people sign up for National Novel Writing Month and attempt to write a 50,000-word novel. Baty, the brains behind this competition, has produced an uproariously funny motivational manifesto so readers can get a leg-up in his race or in the larger publishing game. The key is to lower your expectations “from...
still thinking about this one... →
open letters to the Rumpus about interviews that focus on the interviewer as much as the interviewee (because communication is a 2-way street) but they’re not so interesting if it’s always the same story—interviewer=pathetic, interviewee=awesome. Solution: Interview Tao Lin.
slushpilehell: I want an agent who’s confident to get me a 7 figure book deal or high 6 figure deal, not some bull crap deal. Funny, that’s exactly what I say to editors when I send them a proposal. Works every time. Real writers will take the bullcrap deal. just sayin.
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More women working in publishing means... →
Well… we dont know. If, as PW asserts, more women read, or women read more, or more readers are women… or something? And there are more women (who answered their survey) working in publishing… which, looking around my office, is true… then why are all the big authors (*cough* Franzen) men? Who are they writing for? Is this an industry-market disconnect or… is it...
West African depression treatment. Awesome...