I haven’t had a chance to binge-watch Luke Cage yet. I’m still binge-watching Smash to take my mind off revising my latest shitty first draft while waiting for my I-hope-it’s-not-shitty-please-let-it-be-final draft from my editor. Life motto: hope for the best, expect the worst. But if you’d like to send me your thoughts and prayers, I’ll take them. Prayer circles also encouraged.
But I’m looking forward to diving into Luke Cage as soon as time permits AND diving into the books featured on the show, as noted in the first link this week.
- The Luke Cage Syllabus: A Breakdown of All the Black Literature Featured in Netflix’s Luke Cage. Binge-watching and books: a match made in heaven.
- Should MFA programs teach students about the business of publishing? Author Yi Shun Lai discusses some of the common arguments for and against it in We Need to Talk About Money: Practicality’s Place in a Writing Education.
- Who needs an MFA anyway? Nell Zink tells you How to Become a Novelist in Ten Easy Steps! Important: “Before you commit to writing as a career, make sure you’re not simply agoraphobic or depressed.”
- Fear not millennials, the world’s ire is not only directed at you. Boomers are routinely blamed for our current economy and debt crisis. But #notallboomers. These folks found a new calling late in life: bookseller. (About time they gave back. Just kidding.)
- The National Book Award finalists are here!