This Week in Writing, August 22-28 (Tolkien, Hiking, Larry David, more)

This Week in Writing, August 22-28 (Tolkien, Hiking, Larry David, more)
Updated on 28 August 2015

Welcome again to our weekly writing round-up. Each week we share a short-list of content that’s being consumed (and enjoyed) by our staff.  These links include current events, book recommendations, tips, and sometimes a few random bits of inspiration.

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. Tolkien’s 10 Tips for Writers Infographic (TSRA Blog)
    2. 10 Ways Hiking Can Help Your Writing (HuffPost)
    3. To Promote Reading, A City Gifts Readers with Free Public Transportation (PSFK)
    4. Delightful Ways We Refer to Groups of Animals in English (Grammarly)
    5. Larry David’s First Time On Broadway: ‘It’s Not So Easy!’(NPR)

Staff Picks of the Week for New Books:

The Marriage of Opposites (Fiction)

Alice Hoffman

“A forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro—the Father of Impressionism.”

Rising Strong (Non-fiction)

Brené Brown

“Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness.”

Author & Illustrator Birthdays:

Lane Smith – August 25, 1959 Suzy Kline – August 27, 1943 Ann Rinaldi – August 27, 1934 Sarah Stewart – August 27, 1938 Roger Duvoisin – August 28, 1904 Allen Say – August 28, 1937 Tasha Tudor – August 28, 1915

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