Hello and welcome to this week’s Lez Liberty Lit!
Here’s how to write a book with a full-time job from the Creative Independent:
“If you’re a hardworking, ambitious person—and you are, you’re writing a book while having a full-time job—it can be hard to recalibrate your behavior so that you’re not putting yourself forward for more work, more challenges, and more advancement in your 9-5. Our current work culture tells us that we should always be working harder, faster, and stronger, but this is a great route to burnout.
It’s not possible in every job or for every person, but if you can set boundaries in terms of how much you want to develop at your day job while you’re writing your book, you’ll find that you have a lot more headspace to write. Does this mean that you may fall behind in terms of your career advancement during the time when you’re working on your book? Yes, it does. But that’s OK. That person who got that promotion you would have been qualified for is now working more hours than you are. And they’re not writing your book.”
Check out Jeanna Kaldlec’s brief history of queer language before queer identity.
The creative process can feel like detective work.
Here are six of the best bad women in fiction.
What’s the longest you’ve ever kept a library book past the due date for this person it’s 80 years.
As an artist money is great but it won’t save you.
Angela Davis spoke at Princeton on Marielle Franco’s assassination anniversary earlier this year and here’s the transcript.
Here’s a ranking of punctuation.
Here’s how to enjoy annotating books if you must.
Roxbury’s Frugal Bookstore is a bookstore in Boston with a focus on writers of color.
“Danielle Steel works at a desk designed to look like a stack of her own books.”
Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi won the Man Booker.
The Norton Anthology has a demographic problem.
Here are 50 books to read this summer. Here’s the shortlist for the best translated books of 2019. You can also read these translated short-story collections. Read these 10 essential graphic novels and memoirs about queer women. Read these seven novels about Black people in love. Read these science books. Read these queer YA books. Read these feminist YA books from 2019. Read these eight books set in the middle of nowhere. Read these novels about migration and xenophobia. Read the Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist. Read these 15 novels that take place in a single day.