This Week’s Writing Links

This week’s writing links feature an especially patriotic 10 Quintessentially American Novels list to celebrate the 4th, the late J.R.R. Tolkien’s Tips For Writers, SF Signal’s Andrew Liptak Discussing Jules Verne’s books about the moon, io9’s list of Upcoming Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies and EW’s 50 Best Movies That You’ve Never Seen compilation (which I mostly included because they put Memories of Murder on there).

In all of the previous month’s madness, I forgot to give a quick update on the Chicago’s Printers Row Lit Festival which has already come and gone. I did get a chance to attend the opening evening dinner before unforeseen circumstances curbed my attendance at the later events and it was a really nice time. The event honored Chicago author Sara Paretsky for her contributions to the city through her fiction and former mayor Richard M. Daley for his dedication to the Public Library system during his run in office. I hope if you were in the city for the Printers Row Festival, you got a chance to attend some of the events, because my limited exposure was definitely a lot of fun.



– 10 Quintessentially American Novels (flavorwire)

– J.R.R. Tolkien’s Tips For Writers (bestsellerlabs)

– AV Club Reviews Andrew Blackwell’s Visit Sunny Chernobyl (avclub)

– New Literary Agent Alert: Brenna Barr (writersdigest)

– First Look At Matt Damon In Elysium (twitchfilm)

– SF Signal’s Andrew Liptak Discusses Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon and Round the Moon (kirkusreview)

– Upcoming Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies (io9)

– Lee Child’s Novel One Shot Comes To Life In The Jack Reacher Trailer (youtube)

– Entertainment Weekly’s 50 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen (imgur)