I will write some proper blog posts soon; I’m just not feeling hugely… inspired? Mostly I’m just finding things that I want to keep track of, or send links of to people, so they end up being these little reading lists. I’m on twitter and instagram much more than I am here, and I’m doing so much reading for Severine (which is great, and exciting), but I’m trying to just keep myself as busy as possible in real life. It’s good, and I’m getting lots of productive stuff done (writing! driving! woo!), but it doesn’t leave much time for blogging. I’m sure there’ll be lots of catch up posts eventually!
Modern Tribes: The Smug Vegan made me laugh. I’m not vegan at all (yet), but one day!! /// Here are some Very Important writing tip from Neil Gaiman /// And Lincoln Michel wrote the ultimate guide to getting published in a literary magazine (hint: submit to Severine. Ha!) /// Along similar lines, Rachel Charlene Lewis wrote one of the most important things I’ve read for ages; Yes, Your Writing Is Shaped by Your Identity — But What You Publish Is Too. /// Rediscovering Angela Carter’s Poetry /// I can’t even pretend to be remotely punk (hahaha), but I thought this by Eugenia Williamson, on The Baffler was really interesting. /// Dear Polly: Am I Too Smart For My Own Good? I want to quote every. single. part. of this. I’ll reign it in, but just read it.
You are not a crazy genius or an irredeemable asshole or a misfit who’s damned for all time. You are just a person. We are all damned in our own little ways. We are all uniquely blessed and uniquely fucked. Welcome to the world.
What else should I have read this week?