[...] Go see Scout (who also has a birthday edition today), Jagalicious, Holly, Heartbreak, ‘Coma, Kat Coble, Left Wing Cracker, Sharon Cobb, Chez Bez, Pesky Fly, Ron, LeBlanc, the School Girl, Nashville is [...]
"Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window."
— William Faulkner