The Monday Post: Links for Writers and Readers

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I am continuing a series (inspired by Electric Literature) where I post important links for writers and readers on Mondays. They may be old links or new links, but they’ll be ones that I find the most interesting or helpful. I’m also adding a few new categories. If there are any particular topics you’d like to read about, please feel free to suggest them in a comment on this post.

Amazon and Hachette End Dispute” via Electric Literature

The Psychological Comforts of Storytelling” via The Atlantic

Why the Amazon–Hachette Deal Is Likely Good for Writers and Publishers” via The New Yorker

HOW TO FIND A (REAL!) LITERARY AGENT” via Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

5 Reasons Writers Should Participate in NaNoWriMo (Or Try to Write a Novel in 30 Days)” via Writer’s Digest

How Morals and Basic Needs Influence a Character’s Strengths” via Writers Helping Writers


Nonfiction Submission Tips — Agents Speak” via Writers in the Storm

Story Writing Tips – 5 Ways to Make Your Characters More Interesting” via Creative Writing Now

The Secret Formula to Creating a Bestselling Book” via The Future of Ink

The poetry and brief life of a Foxconn worker: Xu Lizhi (1990-2014)” via

Featured Writings:


Barbara Sostaita: “IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Was An Undocumented Immigrant

Adriana Paramo: “This Moment


SaraEve: “Fiona Apple’s Parting Advice for Every ‘I Know I Said Forever, But—’

L. N. Holmes: “How to Love Again


Elliott Holt: “Picnic, Lightning

Steven Amsterdam: “Buckle


Jessie Burton: The Miniaturist

Joseph Mills: The Miraculous Turning


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