I was reading a post at Literary Rejections on Display about fantasy rejection letters from a fake literary journal (I had this idea way back when I worked at American Literary Review–why didn’t I get to work on that sooner!?). The LRoD post sent me to the faux rejections, which actually live in the brain of Tori, over at tori dot gov. That post was so hilarious–and so on target!–that I had to flip through the rest of the blog, which is how I found the reason for this, my own post. (I told you that story….)
It’s not quite exhaustive enough to be “definitive,” but as far as I’m concerned, every one of the eleven items on Tori’s “The Definitive Writer’s Guide to Writing” is absolutely true. Which is sad, because I was hoping to use footnotes in some future fiction.
Favorite line, though: #11–“Doling out advice is a great way to avoid staring into the infinite abyss of death, alcoholism, and failure!”
Second favorite line? “I HAVE GOT TO SPEND LESS TIME ON THESAURUS.COM AND THIS STUPID BLOG AND MORE TIME WRITING!!! WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE?!?!?!”
That goes for you, too. But only after you read all these blogs I’ve just linked to.