Monday's Writing Links

This week’s links mourn the passing of Anne McCaffrey, feature a new short story by Alan Moore, highlight the releases of Michael Connelly’s ‘The Drop’ and showcase a tumblr dedicated to cool bookshelves.

It’s sad to hear about Anne McCaffrey’s passing. Although she was 85 and apparently lived a full and fruitful life, there is always an element of tragedy when someone leaves us. She was definitely an influential author, who deserved a larger audience in the era of any and every fantasy series being snapped up by movie studios and TV networks alike. Hopefully that won’t be too far off in the future for her ‘Dragonriders of Pern’ series.

In other news, November wraps up this week, so if you’ve got a NaNoWriMo goal in sight, this is that last sprint toward the finish line. Stay on target and then you can reward yourself by spending the entirety of December reading on the beach…or editing in your car on lunch breaks if you don’t have beach access. Either way, congrats to all participants, regardless of where you finished with your manuscript.


– RIP Anne McCaffrey (sfwa)

– The Influence Of Anne McCaffrey (tor)

– Kirkus Review Of Michael Connelly’s ‘The Drop’ (kirkus)

– New Agent Alert: Marie Lamba Of The Jennifer Dechiara Literary Agency (guidetoliteraryagents)

– The Future Of The Book As Depicted In Science Fiction (tor)

– How Long Should Novel Chapters Be? (writersdigest)

– Kirkus Review’s Best Fiction Of 2011 (kirkus)

– Alan Moore’s Short Story From Dodgem Logic (newhumanist)

– A Tumblr Just For Great Bookshelves (bookshelf)

– Bruce Lee Interviewed For ‘The Green Hornet’ TV Show (youtube)

– The Best Scenes In Terrible Movies (avclub)

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