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If you’ve been watching Girls and you are a writer yourself, you might have cringed at the mean writing criticism Hannah was getting on screen. Flavorwire shares some more real life writing class horror stories.

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How to tell if you are in a High Fantasy novel? Your first name will have at least one apostrophe in it.

YA authors talk about their favorite non-YA books and E. Lockhart is definitely bringing the snark!

VIDA keeps count of how many women are found in literary publications. The results most year are pretty sad, but VIDA is making headway and now they are extending their research with ethnicity.

To prepare yourself for when you finally publish that first book, Electric literature has written down 10 ways in which your life will change.

The Guardian made a list of the best novels of the 21st century so far. Is your favorite on there?

This infographic explaining the literary origins of words like tween and unfriend is pretty fun!

Did you enjoy Ready Player One? The book about gaming that gets gaming right? Well you might get a sequel!

This Saturday it was National Read-a-thon day in the US! Over at Bustle Kathleen Culliton writes about why it should be NRD every day!

The New Republic writes about the meeting between Henry James and Oscar Wilde and how it didn’t go very well…

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