Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Food For Thought

Why Are So Many Literary Writers Technophobic? Jonathan Franzen and Jennifer Egan have both recently spoken out against modern technology. What is it that makes certain writers averse to technology? (@ Nathan Bransford, Author)

The Merging of Books and the Internet: Go Hard or Go Home One author, Hugh McGuire, argues that soon books and the internet will merge into one entity, making physical books a relic of the past. I'd like to see a debate between McGuire and Jennifer Egan about the future of books and technology. (@ January Magazine)

Shut Out the Noise and Find Your Creative Sweet Spot This post resonated with me for a number of reasons, particularly because of how important focus is to writing well. Turning off the distractions and getting down to work is at the core of what she's trying to say here. (@ Heather Sunseri)

4 Lessons I Learned From Being Rejected by a Publisher This is great advice for any new author, particularly the last piece: keep going. (@ Jeff Goins, Writer)

Dickens and His Editor A comic to get your weekend started off right! (@ Rachelle Gardner)

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