This Week in Words – Jul 6

by Treehouse Editors

compiled by Rachel Bondurant

Want to know the secret to writing fiction?  Don’t ask this guy – or maybe do. Maybe he’s a diabolical genius and these rules really work. I’ll leave the finding out to you.

This is a thing. So now you know and there’s little you can do about it, except roll your eyes (which I strongly encourage).

This piece for Salon about great literary takedowns is sort of fun, if a little bombastic.

I don’t have a fiction recommendation for you this week. Instead, I’d like you to read “I’ll Not Yield at This Time,” written for The Rumpus by my fellow native Texan Callie Collins. It reminds me – and as Callie says, we Texans like to remember – why I have this fierce and innate patriotism for my home state. For better or worse, I, too, am a Texan.