Kurt Anderson on the difference between writing a novel in first and third person voice: “Most third-person narrators are less like omniscient gods than exceedingly snoopy, well-informed ghosts. “
"How is the life of a creative person—an artist, a designer, a composer—related to his or her work?" The New Yorker lists 7 archived pieces by way of answer.
“You can only advocate for yourself when you know what it is you want from the experience. You’d be surprised by how many people go into this process and are unclear about what they hope to get out of it.” Over at the Amazon Author Insights blog, Katrin Schumann offers a checklist of seven tips to survive submitting your writing to editors, including this note about articulating your goals beforehand. (Ed. note: Amazon helps us pay the bills around here!)
It's bye week over at Football Book Club. And while there's no new book to read this week -- everybody's resting up, licking their wounds, and sticking pins in Jay Cutler voodoo dolls -- you, gentle reader, should be sure to check in for new posts on Louisa Hall's Speak -- and Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts.