Happy Friday, everyone. I hope you all had a good, productive week, despite the ugliness that’s been taking place in the wake of the attacks in Paris. Wishing you a warm, safe corner with people you love, whatever part of the world you happen to hail from.
That said, I’m going to get right to this Friday’s links. Whether you’re enjoying a leisurely weekend or plowing through your #NaNo novel or working industriously on some other project, I hope you have time to check a few of these out. It felt like a particularly good week for interesting, writerly posts, particularly when it comes to writing something different and outside the box. Enjoy, and happy writing!
David Mitchell: Advice to a Young Writer – Some really excellent thoughts from the novelist.
English Is Not Normal – A fun article on some of the stand-out facets of the English language.
Finding Alice’s “Wonderland” in Oxford – A look at the areas of Oxford University frequented by author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) and young Alice Liddell — the inspiration for his heroine.
Reading Lives #35: Angela Flournoy – The latest Reading Lives podcast at Book Riot featuring the author of The Turner House, which was a National Book Award finalist. Great interview.
From Murakami to Oates, Why Does Running Appeal to Writers? – Interesting look at the relationship between running and writing.
The Art of the Strange Writing Exercise – On breaking out of the norm and experimenting with your writing.
How Could You Like that Book? – Why we read what we read, even when others don’t understand.