Best links for 03/31/2012

  • “Enough about how school poisons genius, about how the workshop makes robots of us all! Enough with the ignorant blanket statements! Some writers with MFAs are great, and some aren’t; the same can be said for writers without MFAs. It’s also odd, I think, to blame (or credit!) someone’s writing to a 2- or 3-year program, which the writer might have graduated from years ago. Life is weird and complicated, and schools and teachers can only influence a writer’s artistic identity so much.” via http://writerhouse.org

  • “Did you get trolled yesterday? A lot of us in the YA world did when we read Joel Stein’s NYT piece about how YA books are super dumb and junk. The key giveaway that the piece was a troll of the YA community designed to drive page views came when Stein gleefully admitted that he didn’t actually have any first-hand experience with the genre he was deriding. Classic troll move.”

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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