The Monday Post: Links for Readers and Writers
Inspired by a similar type of post found on Electric Literature‘s website, The Monday Post is a collection of articles for writers and readers as well as a sampling of interesting works and publications from across the internet. They may be old links or new links, but they’ll be ones that I find the most interesting or helpful. If there are any particular topics you’d like to read about, please feel free to suggest them in a comment on this post. In addition, each new month will feature a new and interesting quote from an established expert in the literary field.
Writers and readers may find additional links and featured writers in The Monday Post archive. Please follow my blog for writing prompts, commentary, reviews, and more!
“Out of Bounds: The Origin of An Essay” via Brevity‘s Nonfiction Blog
“Round-Down: Young or Old, Why Do We Write?“ via Ploughshares Blog
“Günter Grass, Nobel-winning German novelist, dies aged 87” via The Guardian
“Reading As A Cure for Writer’s Block” via Book Riot
“Brush Up Your Grammar” via Germ Magazine
“INFOGRAPHIC: How To Name Your Big Important Novel” via Electric Literature
“What is the AWP Conference and Why Are All the Hip Writers Tweeting About It?” via Flavorwire
“Mommy? Will you read me a story? Why oral reading matters.” via The Past and Future Tense
“What to Do When You Absolutely, Positively NEED a Pen Name” via Kristen Lamb’s Blog
“The Best & Worst Writing Advice” via Writers in the Storm
“World-Building 101: Rules” via Write, Love, Breathe
“9 things you didn’t know about ‘The Great Gatsby’ on its 90th anniversary” via The Washington Post
SPECIAL EDITION of Featured Writers: LTAB Poets
This week I am devoting the Featured Writers section to a few of my favorite (<— can’t stress this enough) performances from the first round semifinals at the Joslyn Art Museum for Louder Than a Bomb Great Plains. I hope you enjoy the poems of these talented young people.
You can find even more videos here!
Previous Posts on Mondays to do with Readings and Writings:
- April 6, 2015: political crime thrillers, wintery winds are coming, and Amazon versus the world (among other things)
- March 30, 2015: Epic and yet forgotten, misunderstood Frost, and your cruelty licence (among other things)
- March 23, 2015: characters reflecting themes, doubt-guts, and supporting non-reader friends at the bookstore (among other things)
- March 16, 2015: Spacing and placing, like a simile, and glass ceiling smashing (among other things)
- March 9, 2015: nameless narration, the history of paying (or not paying) writers, and 10-minutes to success (among other things)
- March 2, 2015: can’t live without lit, dystopian dysfunctions, and the obscurest genre of them all (among other things)
- February 23, 2015: The answers on how to be a writer, bolstering your new year’s resolutions with books, and writing as a horror story (among other things)
- February 17, 2015: Critical critics, genre complexity, and love songs (among other things)
- February 9, 2015: Creation amidst chaos, foreign fiction foreign, and the data points on plot (among other things)
- February 2, 2015: Future predictor Dostoevsky, half-way readers, and favorite author help (among other things)