Oh, guys. It has been a week. I’m stressed to the max, but at least I have a sweet bachelorette party to look forward to this weekend. Cat’s planning it, and she won’t tell me what we’re doing. She’ll only say that she knows I’ll love it, and she’s never heard of it being done for a bachelorette party. Naturally, I’m going crazy trying to figure it out. Perhaps it’s some sort of exotic stripper she’s certain I’ll love. We’ll find out soon. On with the links!
Classic novels rejected by modern publishing houses: “How about adding a scene where Elizabeth Bennet accidentally places the winning bid on Mr. Darcy during a charity bachelor auction? Or maybe one in which Mr. Darcy gets locked out of his house wearing only his boxers as Elizabeth just happens to stroll by? More sexy misunderstandings of this sort are needed to hold reader interest.”
Listen, I hate using the phone. And I used to have a job where I basically just answered the phone! Anyway, this piece spoke to me because I have a “phone voice” and I write out a script.
Carrie isn’t complaining for the month of April. What a great idea! Honestly, I’m too much of a wimp to try it this month (complaining is my only outlet right now), but maybe next month!
Jane Pratt talks about xojane.
Kelly Oxford talks about writing and Oprah and meeting Rihanna.
Watch Chris Hardwick and Julie Klausner play Pictionary! It’s just as charming as you’d imagine.
I hadn’t heard of Jen Michalski before, but this review of her book on HelloGiggles sounds like something I’d love.
I love Kristen Schaal more than I love most things in life, and I love this interview. Also, can I just say I couldn’t ever care less if something is real or not? I don’t know why, but that type of discussion is always incredibly boring to me. Like Catfish. Whether or not it’s real doesn’t affect my reading of that movie at all. I feel like that probably says something about our society somehow, but ANYWAY the point here is KRISTEN SCHAAL RULES.
“This is the unique affliction of writing books: the endeavor is such that you can never entirely stop thinking about it. Picture the houseguest that is your novel, day after day, chewing cereal with his mouth open, his butt cratering the seat of your favorite armchair, and you will begin to understand.”
Lindy West gets real about misandry.
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