By Juliette Fay
Answer: Trains full of writers working on their laptops! This makes me deliriously happy because a) I have a weird fondness for public transportation (something about the excellent people watching and not having to find parking), and b) I am so productive when I am trapped somewhere with patchy wifi and nothing to do but write. I hope I might get one of these “residencies” some day, or at least that one of you will get one and write a guest post for BTM about the experience.
Inside Amtrak’s (Absolutely Awesome) Plan to Give Free Rides to Writers (The Wire) “Amtrak has begun offering ‘writers’ residencies’ to, well, writers – long roundtrip rides aboard Amtrak trains dedicated solely for the purpose of writing.”
I haven’t read MFA vs NYC, but I loved Jael McHenry’s wonderful commentary on it:
MFA vs NYC vs DIY (Writer Unboxed) “Last week my Twitter stream lit up with reviews and excerpts and analysis of a book called MFA vs NYC … The funny thing is, I have to admit: I have an MFA. And I live in NYC. (Worse, even; brownstone Brooklyn! Ready the pitchforks and kale!) And yet neither had much at all to do with my road to publication.”
Fourteen wonderful books by 14 wonderful writers who happen to be women — and one is BTM’s own exceedingly wonderful Robin Black!
14 Women to Watch in 2014 (Bookpage) ”March is Women’s History Month—which means it’s time for our third annual “women to watch” list. We’ve pored over galleys to come up with 14 women writers whose ambitious debuts—or accomplished breakthrough books—are sure to make waves among book lovers this spring and summer.”
A little Buzzfeed never hurt anyone, especially a procrastinating writer. I found this series of pictures especially thought-provoking:
19 Things Women Writers Are Sick Of Hearing (Buzzfeed) ”We asked 19 female writers at the annual AWP conference what they are tired of being told. Here’s what they wrote.”
As a writer – female or otherwise – is there anything that you’re are tired of being told? Please share in the comments below.