Our loveliest Kate Hart was not available this week, so I am filling in. It is impossible to do this as well as she does each week, but I hope you'll all find it passable nonetheless!
THIS WEEK IN WRITING
- Author Lydia Sharp blogs about being a seasonal writer.
- A Scrivener developer does a Reddit AMA.
- A really adorable article about the types of novelists.
- Wonderful writing advice from author Theodora Goss.
THIS WEEK IN READING
- The Independent on Sunday will no longer review gender-specific books.
- Seven books you might not expect to have active tumblr fandoms but do.
- A truly kickass rebuttal to that horrible NYT article from last month.
- Worried that the Game of Thrones television series will catch up before George R. R. Martin can finish the remaining two novels? Well, he has a plan.
THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING
- The lack of diversity in children's literature is pretty appalling.
- And on that note, so is the movie industry's treatment of women.
- The Walker Books for Young Readers imprint will become part of Bloomsbury Children's Books.
- Author Barry Lyga wants us to remember that however awesome teenage readers may be, they're still kids.
THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF
- "The teenager was the invention of adolescent girls," says Matt Wolf.
- What's really wrong with teenagers these days? Probably nothing, except your own juvenoia.
- Rick Lipman creates "Shitty thinkpiece bingo."
- Spurred on by some sexual abuse allegations stemming from the YouTube community, Elizabeth Burns writes an excellent article on consent and policies.
- JLo's new music video: a successful critique of objectification?
- This article sheds a sad light on how women are treated in obituaries.