WEDNESDAY LINK PARTY IS BACK. It’s been a couple of weeks, but you know what? Life happens. Also, as that terrible looking Jennifer Aniston movie tells me, love happens. Either way, it’s been a busy few weeks, but now Wednesday Link Party is back in action. I hope you guys have been great. I spent Thanksgiving with my family and got super into the new One Direction album. I mean, I’ve been doing other things, too, but mostly I’ve been doing things while listening to One Direction. Listen, if an adult, married woman with multiple jobs can’t enjoy a little bit of pop music geared towards teenagers, then this world is not made for me, okay? Have you guys even seen the video for Story of My Life? If not, I’ve helpfully included it for you above. It made me tear up! LOUIS. Ugh. Anyway, let’s get to the links, only a couple of which are 1D-related.
Thanksgiving may be over, but as far as I’m concerned, brussels sprouts hash is timeless.
If you went to high school in the hey day of TRL, then you’ll be as obsessed as I am with this article by former VJ Dave Holmes. It’s all great, but the Kid Rock story is truly a classic.
21 successful authors on how to write your first book.
I will literally read any article about Taylor Swift, but this one was extra great. It’s VERY long and VERY detailed. I need more descriptions of her apartment, though.
Ten Billion Tips to Becoming a Better Writer: “If you’re having trouble getting started, then try doing another task that you’ve been meaning to get to, like cleaning your desk, curating the plastic bags under your sink, scrubbing your tile with an old toothbrush, or watching that part in Forrest Gump where they scrub tile with an old toothbrush.”
Oh man, do I ever LOVE this interview with the Fug Girls. I’m also extremely excited about this series…I love reading about other women who write on the internet.
Anna Swenson interviewed author Amy Spalding on HelloGiggles about her day job and her writing, and it is divine. My favorite part: “I feel like there’s a tendency to think that if a writer doesn’t completely support themselves with writing that they haven’t “made it”. There are so many ways to make it!”
Okay, here are the One Direction links I promised/threatened you with earlier. First, Jane Hu reviewed the album with appropriate enthusiasm on The Hairpin. It is a perfect review. Second, Grantland wrote about 1D and genre–namely, how they DEFY IT–insert thunderclap/lightning strike here. Genre means nothing! Down with snobs! MUSIC IS MUSIC. Whew. Okay, I’m exhausted. See you tomorrow!