Writers: Have you ever taken pictures of the weird, extreme, radical things you do to revise your work? Dramatically marked-up pages? Cut-up pages, index cards, post-its on the wall? I want to show my students how intensively - and inventively - professional writers revise their work. Email me with anything you have.
(I’d also love if you’d reblog this.)
Before there was Z, there was Zelda. Nancy Milford’s biography brings alive the tormented, elusive personality of Zelda Sayre and clarifies as never before her relationship with Scott Fitzgerald. Our executive managing editor, Dori, highly recommends it as your go-to source for the Fitzgeralds, as Zelda’s perspective, that of a gifted, despairing woman, sheds new light on the Jazz Age couple.
The is my final reminder that our staff picks are $1.99 each until tomorrow, then we’re clearing the shelf. Get ‘em hot while you can!
What doesn’t end tomorrow is our ask box: if you’ve read any of our staff picks and have questions or comments (or I suppose, even if you haven’t), you can reach any of us here.
Let’s wrap up the shortest month of the year with a little bit of a bang, yeah? We have Barb Johnson’s collection of interlinked short stories, More of This World or Maybe Another, selected by Amy for our staff picks. Loosely revolving around The Bubble, the neighborhood laundromat in pre-Katrina, Mid-City, New Orleans, Johnson’s starkly drawn and unforgettable characters act out their lives in each story, driven by something fragile and irresistible, fighting for love, happiness, and justice. Short and bittersweet, just like February.
But it’s available for $1.99 until March 4, so you have a few more days to take advantage of it. And if you have any questions or comments about the pick? Amy’s available via our ask box.