An expanding page of links for the writer who wants to survive.
- When I Was Uninvited… Mari Mutsuki Mockett via The Nervous Breakdown
- DIY Book Tour… Allison Amend via Glimmer Train
- Expectations… Candace Haven via Genreality
- Finish Your Novel… Timothy Hallinan via his site
- The Five Laws of Making a Story Complicated Without Creating an Ungodly Mess… Charlie Jane Anders, via io9.com
- How I Query Literary Agents… Kelly Wittmann via Five Agents and a Funeral
- The 2010 Pushcart Prize Rankings… Cliff Garstang via Perpetual Folly
- Ranking of Literary Journals… John Matthew Fox via BookFox
- Had We But Sleep Enough and Time… Zoe Zolbrod via The Nervous Breakdown
- How to Steal Like an Artist… Austin Kleon via his blog.
- The Most Important Writing Lesson I Ever Learned… Steven Pressfield via Do The Work
- Some of the Ways I Decide Where to Submit My Work… Rachel Swirsky via Ecstatic Days
- 11 Questions for Crafting A Pitch… Rachelle Gardner, via her blog
- 25 Ways to Fuck With Your Characters… Chuck Wendig, via his blog
- So You Want to Write Short Stories… Kari Lund-Teigen via Tumblr.
A list of short stories that display particular elements in some kind of exemplary way…with an emphasis on structure.
“Stone Mattress,” Margaret Atwood. In The New Yorker. (Also a satisfying revenge tale.)
opposing points of view
“The Island,” Shirley Jackson. In Come Along With Me.
narration by secondary character
“Cell One,” Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie. In The Thing Around Your Neck.
Meta-stories: stories about stories about stories
“Jumping Monkey Hill,” Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie. In The Thing Around Your Neck.