“Leave the TV alone, don’t get on the Internet too much because there’s a lot of crap there — it’s mainly male, macho crap. We men like to play with toys. You get yourself a good typewriter, go to the library —live there. Live in the library.”
Thanks, Ray Bradbury via Flavorwire. I may get this tattooed on myself, so badly do I need to remember it.
The secret to self-publishing? Do whatever a publisher would do, but do it better.
Did you know Scottish Book Trust are seeking Readers in Residence? This may be the coolest job ever, so apply now!
It is exhausting that we are still trying to convince a certain segment of the population that women are equal to men, that women deserve respect and fair consideration in all professional and creative and personal realms. It is especially frustrating in the literary community, because I am part of this community. These are my people, or at least, that’s what I would hope.
I cannot believe we need to count and point out worthy women writers like we’re begging for scraps at the table of due respect and consideration.
Roxane Gay being right on, as usual.
Do you live in Scotland? Are you committed to our nation’s “common wealth”? Then YOU should apply to be a speaker at TEDxGlasgow!
And speaking of exciting events — if you’re in the North of England this weekend, you should head to the Scarborough Flare festival. Especially this event, happening tomorrow – you’ll hear one of my poems included among “the finest British Poetry written by authors of the last century”! How chuffed am I? Pretty chuffed.
Cosmo are talking about poetry! & it’s not bad!
Want a private library but think your house is too small? THINK AGAIN!
Can you be a feminist and wear makeup? Can you be a feminist and eat creamcakes? Can you be a feminist and unicycle to work every day wearing a teacosy on your head and singing the entire Guns ‘n’ Roses back-catalogue? YES YOU CAN NOW SHUT UP ABOUT IT, says Stavvers. Only more eloquently than that.
Thought Catalog have once again proved themselves to be a shower of assholes. Happily, xoJane’s internet superhero Marianne is around to school them.
Why hello there, every single time I try to talk about gender on the internet!
The Mary Sue has a good selection of these hilarious movie posters featuring snotty Amazon reviews (I apologise for the ableist wording in TMS’s headline). Warning: if you click through to the original Tumblr, prepare to lose a lot of your Friday.
& finally, here’s a mellow tune to start your weekend, from ONS favourite Simon Herron:
Have a great weekend!
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