This Week in Writing, August 15-21

This Week in Writing, August 15-21
Updated on 21 August 2015

Welcome again to our weekly writing round-up. Just like last week, here you’ll find a snapshot of what’s been trending in the world of writing for the past week. Please note that this article includes links to outside websites, but only to top-grade content that has been curated by our staff.

If you have ideas about other topics you’d like us to cover here, please put in a request in the comment section below. Now, without further ado, here are our picks:

Our Favorite Stories:

  1. What Does It Mean When a Book Is Stamped With the Words “Author’s Preferred Text?” (Slate)
  2. R. L. Stine: By the Book (NYT)
  3. 30 Amazing Pieces Of Writing Advice From Ray Bradbury’s ‘Zen In The Art Of Writing’ (Thought Catalog)
  4. Comic writer gets stuck in a hole and Twitter saves him, point-and-click adventure style (Polygon)
  5. 5 Things You Can Do to Inspire Your Writing (Grammarly)

Staff Picks of the Week for New Books:

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Non-fiction)

Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy is…the account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.”

The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones (Fiction)

George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia, and Linda Antonsson

“This lavishly illustrated volume is a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms, providing vividly constructed accounts of the epic battles, bitter rivalries, and daring rebellions that lead to the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones.”

Author & Illustrator Birthdays:

Edith Nesbit – August 15, 1858

Diana Wynne Jones – August 16, 1934

Paula Danziger – August 18, 1944

Brian Pinkney – August 18, 1961

Jeff Brown – August 20, 1926

Arthur Yorinks – August 21, 1953

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