Feb 26, 2010 @ 6:00:00 am
Novelist Colson Whitehead
Skip grad school and get all the writerly advice you need at Flavorwire, which has collected mantras for writers: Zadie Smith's grand, "Avoid cliques, gangs, groups," Jonathan Franzen's techie, "Never use the word 'then' as a conjunction," and Richard Ford's sage, "Don't write letters to the editor." That's good counsel from Ford, who is famous for spitting on Colson Whitehead, who panned Ford's A Multitude of Sins; why write a lowly letter when you can log a direct complaint?
The Awl's Maria Bustillos writes "Dave Eggers is the most detested man in American haute-literary circles," and explains why you shouldn't hate the guy.
At the Tools of Change conference, Arianna Huffington tried to calm fears about the end of publishing, but still expounded on the virtues of free content.
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