So I have a few more things to share with you.
One is Letters of Note, a site of “correspondence deserving of a wider audience.” So true. Here you’ll find reproductions of letters from Clyde Barrow (of Bonnie & Clyde) and Bill Watterson (of Calvin & Hobbes) as well as treasures from J. D. Salinger (on why he wouldn’t sell the film rights to Catcher in the Rye) and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (writing home during the war).
I’ve recently tuned in to Betsy Lerner’s blog on writing. An editor, literary agent, and author of The Forest for the Trees, Lerner tackles writing, agenting, and publishing in this relatively new (about a year old) blog; she also answers reader questions.
I’ve also been enjoying the blog of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign professor Philip Graham — who also teaches in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing and is fiction editor of Ninth Letter — a great blog to visit for writing info and new ways of looking at your work.
This self-publishing site focuses on photo books, and it looks really fun for anyone who wants to create a polished travelogue or a baby book.
If you’re on Twitter, you must follow FakeAPStylebook (with many thanks to Evan, for pointing it out to me and thus giving me so many more ways to procrastinate…). But it’s worth it, with such cheeky “style guidelines” as Do not use the phrase “sources have said” unless you can’t get any real sources to say anything and Avoid reader confusion about whether Africa is a country or a continent by never writing about it. Enjoy.
And I was going to link to a set of quotation-mark bookends (the perfect writerly gift!) from this cool design store, but they’re sold out. They do have notebooks and other beautiful artsy things, though, so the site’s worth a visit.
Causes Midge Raymond Supports
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Mercy Corps, Doctors without Borders, Coffee Kids, Northwest Harvest, Treehouse for Kids, Angeline's Day Shelter for...