Real World Writing News: Good Looks

As a writer I'm always suckered into reading newsy type stories about, ahem, writers or the world of writing. Since it pays to be informed (not really), I've accumulated a list of stories that caught my attention.

Today's is from way back in 2003 and it's filed under Pretty Girls Who Type Can't Get a Break in the Literary World. It was published by Salon.com and written by Curtis Sittenfeld.

Long story short, Sittenfeld was prepared to dislike and dismiss a novel by a comely enough writer (Nell Freudenberger's Lucky Girls) until she read it and discovered that good looks don't automatically equal drek. Sittenfeld also touches on writer on writer envy and offers readers (and readers who happen to be writers) a peek into one writer's mind.

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