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Hopefully gets Lynndie England as a cellmate.

Point/Counterpoint: Sean Beaudoin vs. Peter Mountford

Take a front row seat for this exciting, no-holds-barred game of style and wit, in which eight topics of the day are parsed, thrust, and parried as you listen to the intellectual steel clang! Continue reading

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Calling Bullshit on a Writer’s Top 10 Excuses for Not Writing

Peter Mountford lays down the hammer. Want to write? You need to read this list. And live by it. No shoes, no shirt, no service. Continue reading

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Not equal. (Slide courtesy VIDA.)

Looking at the Numbers Trouble: The VIDA Count and Me

Twenty years before VIDA started collecting statistics that revealed how many more men than women were featured in premier literary publications, Zoe Zolbrod noticed the same kind of disparity. She tried to talk herself out of paying attention, until VIDA’s numbers helped her remember why she should. Continue reading

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Taylor Swift attends the NRJ Music Awards 2013 at Palais des Festivals on January 26, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Well “Red”: 8 Reasons Why Taylor Swift Should Date a Writer

If you want a “Love Story,” Taylor, you must love story. And the writers who craft it. Continue reading

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Madness In The Penguin House

Wherein Peter Mountford examines the “gloriously ungainly” new direction of publishing–the forced merger—and makes friends with a legion of authors with a novel suggestion for compensation. Continue reading

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