This week’s writing links feature a review of Christopher Moore’s ‘Sacré Bleu‘, a list profiling the 10 grumpiest living writers, advice on how to write a novel people actually want to read and some not so glowing feedback on the first ten minutes of the Hobbit movie.
Christopher Moore, a very popular comedy writer much in the vein of the late great Douglas Adams, continues his impressive catalog with Sacré Bleu, a historical fiction comedy about Vincent van Gogh. I really have enjoyed what I’ve read of his work, especially ‘Lamb: The Gospel According To Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal.’ Be sure to check out his books if you are looking for something that is witty and has great characters.
Also, fellow Iconic author Wayne Zurl had his launch this past weekend for his book ‘Leprechaun’s Lament.’ I would encourage people to stop by and check out his long running Sam Jenkins detective series. I don’t read too much in the crime genre outside of Michael Connelly, Elmore Leonard and Dennis Lehane, but of what I’ve read so far, Wayne’s stuff has been really good.
– AV Club Reviews Christopher Moore’s ‘Sacré Bleu’ (avclub)
– Writing A Novel People Want To Read (writersdigest)
– 23 Timeless Quotes About Writing (guidetoliteraryagents)
– Hemingway’s Tough Love Critique Of Fitzgerald’s ‘Tender Is The Night’ (flavorwire)
– The 10 Grumpiest Living Writers (flavorwire)
– Underwhelming Response To Screened ‘Hobbit’ Footage (ign)
– Stephen Colbert Interviews Maurice Sendak (colbertnation)
– io9’s Summer Reading List (io9)
– ‘Prometheus’ Ridley Scott Featurette (comingsoon)