Conference anxiety. Censorship. Coming of age. This post could have also been named Feelings.
All of the links highlighted this week have that certain something that provide people with a spectrum of feels.
- If mingling with a bunch of other writers strikes fear in your heart, check out this guide to Navigating a Big Writers’ Conference—What’s Best to Do, What Do You Bring, How to Make the Most of Your Time and Money
- You should not expect to get a lot of sleep during a writers’ conference. When you return, consider how your regular sleep habits compare with these Famous Writers’ Sleep Habits vs. Literary Productivity, Visualized.
- Ten Books for Readers Who Like Wes Anderson. A great list that includes Dead Darlings faves Kate Racculia and Rebecca Makkai.
- One author responds to a Concerned Mother‘s question about whether or not her book is appropriate for her teenage daughter. Another author takes on the Clean Reader app, which scrubs swear words (my favorite words! Hence, feelings).
- While we’re on the subject of adolescent literature and appropriateness, here are 10 Essential Coming-Of-Age Novels For Adults. Frankly, you could give these to your teenager, too. If they can handle the daily gauntlet of high school and sex and violence on screens, surely they can handle some literature, no?