Wednesday News: May 15 2019

Wednesday News: May 15 2019

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.

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What would happen if we couldn’t tell stories?

What would happen if we couldn’t tell stories?

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.

What would happen if we couldn’t tell stories?

 

Wednesday News: May 1

Wednesday News: May 1

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.

Audiobooks are not lesser versions of reading and are not only for “successful people.”

 

Wednesday News: Could you give up your books?

Wednesday News: Could you give up your books?

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.

 from The Millions wrote an interesting article about her opinion on whether she could give up some of her books or not and you should check it out below.

Does it Spark Joy?

Book News: April 16th

Book News: April 16th

As a writer, the Pullitzer Prize is one of the biggest honours someone can. There’s nothing that comes to mind that could be more of an honour except the Nobel Prize itself.

In a world full of awards for movies, tv shows, songs, and countless humanitarian awards, it seems like awards for books sort of get lost in all the noise.

This article by Book Marks talks about the 5 books that won 2019’s Pulitzer Prize in Arts and Letters.

If you call yourself a book lover you had better at least check them out. And you’re welcome for making your TBR list a little taller.

Find out the Pulitzer Prize winners here. 

Wednesday News: April 10

We all read the Great Gatsby in high-school. Some of us probably loved it, others probably hated it.

One thing we can all agree on is that Leonardo Di Caprio did a fantastic job in the movie, and should have won an Oscar for it.

Great Gatsby Analysis

The Book Marks came out with a critical review of it today, and if you’re interested in an analysis they did of the book to see if it was a good representation of the era, or just a glorified anecdote.

It was an interesting read, and I do recommend spending some time reading it.

Wednesday News: April 3

Wednesday News: April 3

So this news article is probably something you already know, but I still think it’s worth the read.

Reading to your kids from a book, or from a tablet… Which is better? Read the New York Times Article about it here:

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