March 15, 2013

around the web: on books and writing.

(Disclaimer: There's been a lot of novel-writing around these parts lately, and to shift into the fiction zone, I've been mostly reading about writing, so today's links have a very bookish spin.)
An insightful comparison: a book vs. a start-up.

The best 2012 book covers according to those in graphic design. (Do you agree?)

"Why I Write..." by Sarah MacLean in Publishers Weekly

An underground library?! No, really.

A line to remember: "There is something beautiful about learning to love through osmosis."

So interesting — the first published reviews of five classic books.

And an old interview with one of my favorite writers, Lorrie Moore, who says: "A novel is usually an investigation of comfortable places, a pulling up of rocks and looking underneath."

(Photo: Late-Night Writing | My Instagram)


Charlotte F said... [Reply to comment]

I love the covers of THE FLAME ALPHABET and POLPO! Thanks for sharing.

And good luck with the writing. I don't know if you know Maggie Stiefvater, but I LOVE her "How I Write" blog posts! Really inspiring AND fun. :)

Heart my Hart said... [Reply to comment]

the underground library... amazing!

Kate said... [Reply to comment]

These are all amazing links, especially the Chelsea Fagan and Sarah MacLean articles. Thanks for sharing!! I think the articles we love say so much about the writers/readers we are, which is basically to say I can't wait to read your book, whenever it inevitably gets published :)

Niken said... [Reply to comment]

i love the links!
and that underground library is amazing.
other thing that i love : late night writing. because sometimes, it's just needed

Anna said... [Reply to comment]

I just finished "Like Life" and my God, I am amazed by the power Lorrie Moore manages to put behind words.

Such a great read.