No great words of wisdom this week. For those who celebrate, we’re at the end of Holy Week, today being Good Friday and Sunday being Easter. So here is a nice assortment of links for anyone who feels like checking them out. Whatever your beliefs, I wish you a wonderful weekend and a bit of whatever makes you smile, whether that’s writing time, a good book, family celebrations, or a bit of everything. Enjoy!
A Brief Literary History of Robots – Mostly because I couldn’t resist the first image, but also for the fun reading list.
George Saunders: What Writers Really Do When They Write – One writer’s take on process.
Don’t Be a Dick: Colum McCann’s Advice for Young Writers – Some great tips, delivered with humor.
Julie Ann Walker: “I’m a Feminist and I Write Romance” – A smart look at why these two things are not mutually exclusive.
NPR on Tumblr – Some great vintage images shared in honor of National Library Week.
Salinger’s Nightmare – An unemployed actor’s attempt to acquire permission to adapt The Catcher in the Rye.
Kurt Vonnegut’s Greatest Writing Advice – Tips that still shine, ten years after the author’s death.