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Joyce Carol Oates shares her top 10 writing tips.

Via Brittneigh: a story of a woman who turned in her rapist.  So many times, the survivors are telling their stories months or years afterward, and they never reported what happened to them.  As hard as that article was to read, I’m grateful she had the strength – and the support network – to pursue justice.

Jennifer Lawrence continues to avoid being a prim and proper starlet.  (Scroll down for the “Catching Fire” trailer!)

Here’s what the perfect women’s magazine would look like.  For example, in the hypothetical celebrity section, a caption for a photo of Megan Fox: “[She] emerges from a local bar, looking for all the world like she’s had an exhaustive argument about the Israel-Palestine conflict and eventually ducked out because she was getting shouted over by some bigot who didn’t even know anything about West Bank settlements”

Remember how JK Rowling turned out to be Robert Galbraith, author of the acclaimed new thriller “The Cuckoo’s Calling?” Here’s the original cover:


And here’s the cover they started using after Rowling’s pseudonym was revealed:

Because women don’t read crime fiction?  Men won’t read JK Rowling in public?  Your guess is as good as mine.  Coverflip explores just how gendered book covers can be – maybe this is another one to add to the list.


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