This week I’ve got a few book release dates for you, because I know you’ll want to read pretty much every book on this list. These are all of the ones I could find, so don’t ask for any more please.
If you are any sort of well-read person, you’ve definitely heard of Walk Whitman. He was a famous poet, but he also had many other jobs in his career.
I don’t know a whole lot about Whitman. He has always been a sort of “mystical” figure in the world of authors, but I have heard about him.
Philip Eil over at Literary Hub wrote a great piece about Whitman, and how journalism affected him in every step of his career.
I definitely recommend taking a look at the article here.
Do you give writing advice to people?
Do you take writing advice to other?
Has it helped you before? Or does it all get mixed in with the endless information and tips that will “make you a better writer”.
Maybe getting writing advice isn’t the way to go. Maybe you just need to solve the problem for yourself, and figure out what works and what doesn’t work for you.
Either way, you should definitely read this article by Guy Gavriel Kay. He discusses getting writing advice, and how it may not be all it’s worked out to be.
Alexis Wright wrote a wonderful piece about what the world would look like if there weer no stoies, and the systemic weaponization of silence.
I definitely recommend taking a look at the article. it’s an eye opening read.
The audiobook and physical book “debate” has been around since audio books came around. Some people say only succesful people listen to audio books, others listen to it because of a physical impairment, or because they don’t have time to sit down and read a book.
How do you prefer to read your books?
James Tate Hill wrote a great article about audiobooks, and defends their use for “normal” people.
I’m sure we have all heard of Marie Kondo by now. She’s the Netflix lady that has the show about tidying up and getting rid of unneeded items in the home.
I haven’t gotten around to watching it quite yet, but I hear it’s good, and I think the point of the show has some relevancy in society. Too many people hold on to things that are pointless and unnecessary.
I myself of guilty of just that, but one thing I don’t think I could ever give up is my books. I’m sure some of them I could get rid of pretty easily. I read them once and I don’t really have a desire to read them again.
SOme of my books though, I can’t see myself parting with ever. Even if I don’t read them again, I think the simple fact that I own them is comforting in a way.