What’s the author look like?

Guess the Author Based on the New York Times’ Breathless Physical Description

 This… THING… about what an author LOOKS LIKE… does it *matter* if an author has “impossibly high cheekbones”? Really? REALLY? (I don’t think I’ve ever been described in an interview. Maybe I’ve been interviewed by the wrong people. Or the right people, as it were, those who interview writers on what they write and not on their physical attributes.

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Famous Writers on Literary Rejection:

This manuscript of yours that has just come back from another editor is a precious package. Don’t consider it rejected. Consider that you’ve addressed it ‘to the editor who can appreciate my work’ and it has simply come back stamped ‘Not at this address’. Just keep looking for the right address.” – Barbara Kingsolver

Wise words indeed. Except that sometimes it’s easy to see the wisdom in others but impossible to find it in yourself – it’s DIFFERENT when it is YOUR rejection…

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We had joy, we had fun, there’s a Tardis in the sun

“On the Images made available through the Internet from NASA’s SOHO camera and EIT, we have spotted this strange object that appears to be exiting the Sun. As strange and crazy as this may seem you can clearly see an object, huge in size, exiting the sun and then moving into space.”
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New Scheherezade’s Facade review mentions my story, ‘The Secret Name of the Prince’. It’s always nice when one’s own story gets name-checked in an anthology review.

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Finding women who can write is apparently complicated at the London Review of Books

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