Friday-Link Riches

I seem to have more tabs open than usual, all saved with the intention of sharing their literary goodness with you this week. I hope they will entertain and inspire you.

If you happen to be in the LA-area, you might want to stop by Pasadena tomorrow for the first Pasadena Lit Fest. This was originally scheduled some months ago but was postponed by a genuinely windy, wet storm, complete with rumbling thunder and such. I’m happy to say our forecast for this weekend is lovely.

So, without further ado, I offer up my collection of links. Happy weekend to all of you, and happy writing!

The Trouble with Prince Charming or He Who Trespassed Against Us – A fabulous, intelligent look at the 50 Shades trilogy and their accompanying popularity.

14 Literary Settings Inspired by Real Places – Just what it sounds like.

Colin Firth Lends Voice to Classic Novel Reading – Firth joins a group of well-known actors in reading the classics for Audible Books.

A Beginner’s Guide to Crime Fiction – A nice list of must-read titles.

Maurice Sendak: Where the Wild Things Are – Bill Moyers interviews Sendak for PBS.

How to Write a Novel – YA author Laini Taylor offers up a great list of steps on her blog.

The ‘Cider House’ Writing Rules – Some tips from author John Irving.