"I just realized that I never look at a painting and ask, ‘Is this painting fictional or non-fictional?’ It’s just a painting."

— Scott McClanahan, Crapalachia (coming 3/13 from Two Dollar Radio)

(Source: booksmatter, via cathyboy)

the dreaded ask

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Today, tomorrow, for the next while, people are going to exhaust themselves as they worry about Lena Dunham’s incredible book deal.

1. This is reality. This is the business. This is not the end of the world. This is is actually just one of many such deals. There will be another and another and…

Real talk from Roxane Gay on publishing, jealousy, money, etc.