A Vase of Wildflowers

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The Monday Post: Links for Readers and Writers

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.

*AUTHOR NOTE: Readers I would love to hear feedback. Do you enjoy reading a certain type of article? What were some of your favorite featured works? Do you have a creative piece you’d like to see featured (email me, must be in a literary journal, must not be your own work, genre must be evident)?

Man in Hole: Turning novels’ plots into data points.” via The Daily

Why Americans Don’t Read Foreign Fiction” via The Daily Beast

Why Authors Walk Away From Good, Big 5 Publishers” via Jane Friedman

Women Writers and Guilt: We Have to Learn to Let It Go” via Women Writers, Women, Books

C.S. Lewis on True Friendship” via Brain Pickings

No Room of One’s Own” via Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog

041: Creating in Chaos: Making Art Amidst a Mess [Podcast]” via Goins, Writer

S.L. Huang: On the Subject of Unlikable Women Protagonists” via terribleminds

SFWA Allows Self-Published Authors” via Locus Online

Girl Canon: 50 Essential Books About the Female Experience” via Flavorwire

Three Decisions to Make about Viewpoint in Fiction” via Fiction Southeast

Featured Writings:


Trotskyist Christmas” by Daniel Howell

On Forgiving” by Leslie Jill Patterson (pages 7-12)


The Blue Horse” by Dane Cervine

Mimesis” by Laura Haynes


Crazy” by Stephen Dixon

Taking Comfort” by Bill Cook


The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman

Literary Magazines and Journals:

Popshot Magazine

Ninth Letter

Previous Posts on Mondays to do with Readings and Writings:


4 comments on “The Monday Post: Links for Readers and Writers

  1. Pingback: Best Fiction and Writing Blogs | M.C. Tuggle, Writer

  2. Mike
    February 10, 2015

    Wow. Another treasure chest for writers! The piece on “archetypal plot shapes” is especially good. I’ve read it twice, and will certainly visit it again.

    Liked by 1 person

    • L. N. Holmes
      February 10, 2015

      Thank you for the feedback! I found that study interesting as well. 🙂


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