you cant show me movies and television shows about ghosts and zombie apocalypses while giving me books with adventures featuring heroes fighting for the sake of the world and tales of demigods and wizards and then expect me to be content living in a world where you work at a job five days a week and come home at night to do it all over again until you die
Fifty years later, “the problem that has no name” has both a name and numbers, but little seems to have changed.
Some female authors have been saying for several years now that this is a problem (and have been catching flack for daring to say that the refs aren’t doing their jobs). Well, here’s the numbers. For folks who live in the fact-based world, the argument is over. C’mon NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS; C’mon TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT. You gotta do better than that.
THANK YOU. To all those who laughed and spat in Jodi Picoult’s face when she complained about this shit.
Remember writing academic papers in MLA style and feeling so clever when you “needed” to use a block quote? It’s like, there’s half a page down.
Does anyone else like…
Play a fanfiction in their head
and it’s really good and keeps you occupied
but when you actually sit down to write it
THIS and with any writing. Fan or original.
New Years Writing Resolutions?
Finish my book.