The books below are filled with stories to inspire you and spark the idea you’ve been searching for. If your schedule is too full to fit in another thing, you don’t have to, just load them up on audio and listen during your commute to work, in the shower, or while folding laundry.
Springtime has me feeling optimistic, so I will unironically link to this list of 10 Books That Will Help You Find Your Purpose.
Last week, J.K. Rowling posted on Twitter two rejection letters she received while she was trying to find a publisher for “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” which she submitted under the pen name Robert Galbraith.
Was it known before today that Rowling even went so far as to submit her crime novels under a pseudonym? I assumed that her publisher was in on it from the start.
The first person to tell me I was gang-raped was a therapist, seven years after the fact. The second was my literary agent, five years later, only she wasn’t talking about me. She was talking about Ani, the protagonist of my novel, Luckiest Girl Alive, which is a work of fiction. What I’ve kept to myself, up until today, is that its inspiration is not.
Turns out that Jessica Knoll wrote what she knew in Luckiest Girl Alive.
In Midnighter, I got to lead and I got to live. I got to be Wolverine and Batman. I got to be happy and alive. I got to be a survivor. I got to be smarmy. I got to be handcuffed to Dick Grayson.
On seeing yourself in comics–and then having that taken away.