Five on Friday

1. This anthology is accepting submissions from women writers on why they “write and how their writing influences how they think of themselves and who they are in the world.”

2. An awesome interview with Elizabeth Gilbert. She really needs to write a book on writing. So inspiring and motivating.

3. How 13 famous writers overcame writer’s block. Thanks to Dylan Landis for sharing this.

4. 94 Ways of saying thank you. Love Cheryl Strayed.

5. Raymond Carver’s OKCupid Profile, edited by Gordon Lish.

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6 thoughts on “Five on Friday

  1. Oh, the Elizabeth Gilbert link! I love her! She speaks straight to my heart! (Which, ironically, is a very womanly thing to say, lol!) She is insightful and funny as ever, but this one was heartbreaking – how we women writers could be made to feel so ashamed of writing “like a woman”. Why is it such a bad thing to be an honest woman and connect with other honest women about the things that trouble and fascinate us? Why do we let other people (men) tell us our concerns are not worth exploring? It makes me so sad.

    She is brilliant. I wish she’d write a book about writing too!

    • She is brilliant! And yes, the whole “women’s writing” or “chick lit” drives me a little crazy too. But I say just ignore labels and continue to write honest stories about our lives.

  2. Thanks for the link to the article. I’ve watched her TED Talk over and over again and sent the links to lots of people. So helpful.

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