Maya Angelou, writing, reading, quote, advice, The Monday Post

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!

Author Note: There is a special section today for a survey from authors about their publishing partners. Check it out!

Special Section: AUTHOR SURVEY
(This survey was completely anonymous and no personal statistics such as age, race, religion, etc. were given by the participants. The survey was created by Jane Friedman and Harry Bingham.)

Check out the survey here.
Check out Jane’s reaction here.
Check out Harry’s reaction here.

How Little Free Libraries Plant Reading in Book Deserts” via Chronicle Books Blog

Shakespeare’s Sonnets, All 154, Reimagined Through a New York Lens” via The New York Times

Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, launching online store to take on Amazon” via c|net

From Potter to Tartt to Ferrante: How We Came to Love the Multi-Volume Novel” via Lit Hub

Amazon files first-ever suit over fake product reviews, alleging sites sold fraudulent praise” via GeekWire

How Will I Live? Fame, Money, Day Jobs, and Fiction Writing.” via The Millions

On Reading the Tough Stuff” via Book Guy Reviews

Ten Ways to Tighten Your Writing & Hook the Reader” via Kristen Lamb’s Blog

Where’s the Quote from: Classic or YA Lit?” via Epic Reads

Seattle Author Sherman Alexie Once Again Makes Banned Books List” via

Secrets of the Stacks: How libraries decide which books to keep—and which don’t stand the test of time” via Medium

Using Comics to Teach English Language Learners” via School Library Journal

A New ‘Wrinkle in Time’” via The Wall Street Journal

The Other Side of Boredom” via The New York Times

READER’S GUIDE: Cormac McCarthy” via The Oyster Review

Should Everyone Publish a Book?” via Women Writers, Women’s Books

Haruki Murakami and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Make TIME’s 100 Most Influential People” via Electric Literature

Lying in Translation: Notes Towards a Truthful Memoir–Brooke Champagne” via Bending Genre

Featured Writings:


Half the Fun” by David Wheeler

Catch” by Patrick Madden


Three” by Troy Jollimore

yellow journalism” by Keith S. Wilson


Hero Absorbs Major Damage” by Charles Yu

Helmet Shell” by Julia LaSalle


Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire

House of Echoes by Brendan Duffy

Literary Magazines and Journals:

The Greensboro Review

Painted Bride Quarterly

Previous Posts on Mondays to do with Readings and Writings:


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  1. Pingback: The Monday Post: Links for Readers and Writers | A Vase of Wildflowers

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