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The! Past! Few! Weeks! In! Books!
Lots and lots and lots of good stuff. Let’s get started.
Should books come out faster? The idea has long taken hold with self-publishing, but it’s percolating elsewhere. Even traditional publishing imprints are experimenting with releasing series as fast as possible.
Are you putting off reading the rest of this article? Maybe this is why.
My good friend Sarah McCarry, aka The Rejectionist, has continued her incredible interviews with writers who are navigating depression. The latest: Elia Osuna, Litsa Dremousis, Jacqui Morton, Katherine Locke, B R Sanders, Roxane Gay, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and Soren Melville. Must read, all of them.
Meanwhile, in other The Rejectionist news, she wrote an incredibly thought-provoking article arguing that recent dystopian fiction avoids current realities relating to race and gender violence.
In still other The Rejectionist news, a field guide to The Unlikable Female Protagonist.
Is this the year’s most mind-expanding book around gender?
Anne Rice has joined the fight against author harassment on Amazon.
Are you interested in writing a picture book? Here are six tips.
Stephen King: The adverb is not your friend.
And finally, this is the only article about The Bachelor that you need to read. Which is really saying something.
Have a good weekend!!