Literary Links – The Best of The Net

January 29, 2015

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Ira Glass discusses taste and ability in this one minute speech about sticking to your creative goals.

Stay inspired with this video of Patti Smith and David Lynch discussing their creative process. (Electric Literature)

Here’s a helpful list of ten science fiction books for your not-so-serious science fiction reader. (Flavorwire)

And for you big sci-fi readers and writers, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction now accepts electronic submissions! No more dead trees. No more stamps. Submit here.

Struggling with your plot? This image shows you how JK Rowling handled Harry Potter’s intricate plots. (Mental Floss)

Have a plot that kicks ass? Well then, consider submitting to our Emerging Writers contest. $5000 will be awarded to the best emerging writers in the country, judged by author Kevin Brockmeier. Details and submissions here.

Here’s some advice about cover letters from a contest judge. (Review Review)

When television and literature collide, we pay attention. Here’s a list of 50 of the greatest literary moments on television. (Flavorwire)

What about movies? Ayn Rand rates some of your favorite movies from childhood. (New Yorker)


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