This Week in Writing, August 8-14

This Week in Writing, August 8-14
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Updated on 14 August 2015

Greetings avid (and casual) blog readers, and welcome to our first weekly round-up. 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 Three Favorite Stories:

  1. Review: ‘On Writing,’ a Charles Bukowski Collection of Rants and Musings in Letters (NYT)
  2. 11 Problems All Writers Face (Huffington Post)
  3.  Author Walter Mosley Grew Up in LA but His Writing is Soaked in the South (NPR)

Staff Picks of the Week for New Books:

Wind/Pinball

Haruki Murakami

“In the spring of 1978, a young Haruki Murakami sat down at his kitchen table and began to write. The result: two remarkable short novels—Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973—that launched the career of one of the most acclaimed authors of our time.”

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir

Felicia Day

“From online entertainment mogul, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day comes a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet-stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.”

Author & Illustrator Birthdays:

Seymour Simon – August 9, 1931 Pamela L. Travers – August 9, 1899 Joanna Cole – August 11, 1944 Don Freeman – August 11, 1908 Ruth Stiles Gannett – August 12, 1923 Walter Dean Myers – August 12, 1937 Alice Provensen – August 14, 1918

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