metteivieharrison: Questions to Ask Yourself About... →
metteivieharrison: Is this a specific place and not a generic one? What do people who love this place love about it? What do people who have lived here all their lives know about it that no one else does? What do the tourist books about this place think is interesting? What do the best tour guides… Great questions! Reblogging to keep them near.
Getaway. Or not, as the case may be.
Last weekend was supposed to be a getaway, and it was, for a while. But there are some things you can’t get away from. Being in a lovely place when those things once more demand your attention feels like a knife-twist reprimand: how dare you? What right have you got to be happy when the horrible things that have been happening are still happening? At least that’s what the...
I bathed my face, neck and hands in a liquid bronzer and assembled a ragamuffin...– Edmund White, Nocturnes for the King of Naples
In the end — and I mean this 100% — what matters is what you think of your book....– Advice to New Writers: Green Triangles Should Be Both Triangular and Green / An excellent post from Kristin Cashore. (via gwendabond) And I’d hazard that even writers who aim to stay strictly in yellow square territory are going to have readers who think their new books just...
Comforting thought of the morning
A corellary to the truism that when you’re attempting to publicize something, you need to tell people several times in several different ways before they’ll retain the information, is that those same people are probably not sitting up nights remembering the dumb thing you said that one time that you’ve been beating yourself up for ever since. (Oh, and speaking of publicizing:...
rudeflower asked: Empress of the World was the first girl girl love story I read when I was a tiny little bisexual. It made me feel human. Thank you.
Finally, I can tell you all some news I’ve been wanting to share for a long time. If you’re thinking: Hmm, that copy of Empress looks a little different. More…substantial, somehow… I must congratulate you on your keen perceptive eye. The book has been reissued, and it now includes: A lovely introduction by David Levithan Not one, not two, but THREE short stories...