This Week's Writing Links (1/19)

In today’s day after the SOPA blackout writing links, we’re featuring information about World Book Night10 ways to improve your writing while thinking like a comedy writer, new agents on the scene, a list of 10 musicians who should really write novels and the trailer for Wes Anderson’s new movie Moonrise Kingdom.

I hope that yesterday was a productive day for everyone with the relative blackout of the internet in protest of SOPA and PIPA. Although without wikipedia, the world’s most accessible (not necessarily reliable) encyclopedia, you might have been missing a huge portion of your research base.

The good news is that the internet is back today and with it, the everyday tools you are used to are once again at your disposal. Once again, instead of trimming all that unnecessary exposition out of your first chapter, you can now scour reddit for pictures of red pandas waving or read about which famous writers married their cousins on wikipedia.

Yes, the internet is back with all its distractions. The real question is how will you respond to the alluring return of the internet’s time wasting ways? One way to respond is to check out some links before you get back into the thick of things. I highly recommend this approach. Because the links have been provided for you and require no sifting on your part, it will help ease you back into old routines without totally removing the newly discovered feeling of unadulterated productivity you had this one fateful Wednesday when the internet chose to sleep.


– AV Club Reviews William Gibson’s ‘Distrust That Particular Flavor’ (avclub)

– Woody Harrelson On Haymitch And The Mind Blowing Sets Of ‘The Hunger Games’ (latimes)

– 10 Ways To Improve Your Writing While Thinking Like A Comedy Writer (writersdigest)

– This Spring Help Give Away One Million Books (tor)

– New Agent Alert: Carrie Pestritto Of Prospect Agency (guidetoliteraryagents)

– Connie Willis Named Recipient Of The 2011 Grand Master Award (sfwa)

– Kerry Conran’s Vision For ‘John Carter Of Mars’ (sfsignal)

– Quentin Tarantino’s Top Ten Movies Of 2011 (ropeofsilicon)

– Amazing 3D Portraits Of Authors Made From Their Books (flavorwire)

– 10 Musicians Who Should Really Write Novels (flavorwire)

– 10 Tips On Guest Blogging And Blog Tours (writersdigest)

– Scientists Prepare To Capture The First Ever Picture Of A Black Hole (io9)

– Trailer For Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ (youtube)