The Revenge of Tippi Hedren, Alfred Hitchcock’s Muse – NYTimes.com

The Revenge of Alfred Hitchcock’s Muse By ANDREW GOLDMAN Published: October 5, 2012 1 Comment The new HBO movie “The Girl” depicts your relationship with Alfred Hitchcock, who, after giving you your first movie role in “The Birds,” plants an unwanted kiss on you, tries to blackmail you for sex and stalks you. Why would … Continue reading

F. Scott Fitzgerald Responds to Hate Mail

F. Scott Fitzgerald—literary legend, master of the muse, star of early book ads, and one amazing dad—was born 116 years ago today. In 1920, shortly after the publication of his debut novel, This Side of Paradise, he received a piece of “hate mail” criticizing the book as an affront to the respectable members of society, … Continue reading

Poetry and Project Runway, by Stephen Burt

If you follow contemporary poetry but you haven’t been following Project Runway, the popular cable TV show now in its sixth season, you might be surprised to hear that the show holds lessons for poetry critics. To learn them, you first have to know how the TV show works: aspiring fashion designers compete for a … Continue reading

5 Free Services That Help You Build Author Platform | Jane Friedman

5 Free Services That Help You Build Author Platform Posted on September 19, 2012 by Matthew Turner 8 Today’s guest post is by Matthew Turner (@turndog_million). You may remember him from a previous post, 100 Tips to Alleviate Self-Doubt. If there’s one word that fits perfectly with an author, it’s FREE. Here are five free services … Continue reading

Natasha Trethewey on Her Revision Process « the poet’s billow

This is a really insightful article on revision. Here’s an excerpt: How Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Wrote Her Father’s ‘Elegy’ By Alex Hoyt Now, the reader seeing the final draft doesn’t know that I have my own secret journal in which I feel “silenced” by my father. The work of the poem is following certain … Continue reading

Photographers: Cambodia – Scouting Trip | The Giving Lens

If you haven’t heard of The Giving Lens, let me share with you: TGL: Cambodia – Scouting Trip | The Giving Lens.

Prime Number Magazine

Poetry and flash fiction. True to their title, this is issue 23: Prime Number Magazine.

Dead Mule School of Southern Literature

One of my new favorites: Dead Mule School of Southern Literature.

From My Name Is Not Bob: Get Published This Year!

Today is the day to share helpful links, looks like. If anyone finds this useful then wonderful. :) M. My Name Is Not Bob: Get Published This Year!.

Recommended Resources | Jane Friedman

A phenomenal list of resources for writers: Recommended Resources | Jane Friedman.