In case you were looking for some totally badass
female authors of color, here’s the newest from HuffPo interviewing Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl. I’ll add to the list two personal favorites, Octavia Butler and Ntozake Shange. Then HuffPo went and did it again with these 34 poets of color, kudos!!!
This reminded me to tell you about and recommend stellar poet
Jericho Brown who I was blessed to hear perform when he visited UCA during my grad program. He is blowing up all over the internet from Poetry Foundation to Poetry Society, Poets Dot Org to Poets & Writers; from NPR to PBS to Buzzfeed. He’s also featured on PEN America who are “at the intersection of Writers and Human Rights.” His accolades are piling up (which you can view on his wiki page) so be sure to check him out.
Meanwhile on another spoke of the diversity wheel, Zach Anner has some hilarious and insightful stuff to say about life and cerebral palsy: check out his awesome
video, shared by Upworthy. His book If at Birth You Don’t Succeed is definitely going on my TBR list!
Has anyone tried to freelance full time? I am not envious of this path! But here’s
a little laugh to lighten the mood, from Buzzfeed.
Curious about the publishing industry, specifically the work of the book agent?
Lauren Sarner interviews industry pro Molly Friedrich: check it out here thanks to Inverse and Stephanie Vanderslice for spreading the word.
Need a pick-me-up?
Kristian Wilson on Bustle recommends these 15 books to lift you up when you’re feeling low.
Featured Image from
How Life Unfolds.
21 Things That Will Make Sense to Writers from Erin Chack at Buzzfeed, including when people ask you what your book is about:
Everyone should follow
this Instagram account by Writing Who because it is just too good!
Source The Writer’s Circle
Itching for some
literary bling? Storiarts has got you covered!
Mental Floss has found us this cool editing tool! Try it and see!
Dying for the perfect new pair of
bookends? Bookriot has got you covered.
Sarah Galo at Buzzfeed gives us a reading list of 47 Books for College Grads.
Hope you enjoyed this Random Round Up. The featured image was found searching “random” on Google.
Would you paint an entire wall in your house to read as the first page from a favorite book? This author did!
Meredith McCardle, author of The Eighth Guardian and Blackout, did exactly that. Thanks to Buzzfeed for telling Goodreads for telling the Goodwill Librarian for telling me!
Want to be inspired, or looking for your next great read? Check out these killer
last lines shared by Epic Reads! This one was my favorite, so I screen-capped it:
Rosarium Publishing is committed to diversity in literature. Check them out!
Hope you enjoyed this Random Round Up! The featured image was found searching “random” on Google. Cheers!
THIS from Bustle might be the most important thing you read today, or it might be THIS from Flavorwire.
This one applies to writing and editing, as well as life. From
Elephant Health & Wellness.
here’s some advice on submissions from Freeze Frame Fiction.
The Writer’s Circle
Electric Literature suggests this fun way to name your imaginary novel.
Hard to choose just one from
Terrific, inspirational stuff from Buzzfeed
compiling the internet so you don’t have to