Weekly News Round-Up (September 30, 2022)

Here it is you knuckleheads, this week's round-up of book-, publishing-, and writing-related news! Check it, click it, read it, and enjoy it!



Yiyun Li on Writing Advice (the Good, the Bad) and the Books She Always Returns To

Qian Julie Wang on Commuting, People-Watching, and Letting the Story Marinate

How to Use Dungeons and Dragons to Improve Your Writing

DoMyEssay Writer Tutor John W On Effective Ways To Improve Your Fiction Writing Skills

Thomas C. Foster on the Seven Deadly Sins of Writing



Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow And Other Authors Publish Open Letter Protesting Publishers’ Lawsuit Against Internet Archive Library

Amazon, major publishers win dismissal of antitrust lawsuits over book pricing

Literary NFTs: Here's How Writers Can Leverage Their Passion in Web3

Interview with an Indie Press: Coach House Books

2021 Was a Stellar Year for Publishing

Comment - Why I left corporate publishing


Can mothers write? A data-driven examination of an age-old question.

The Troublesome Legacy of the Early Romantics

Tom Hanks announces ‘wildly ambitious’ first novel

Kamila Shamsie on Finding the Perfect Writing Space

Weekly News Round-Up (September 2, 2022)

Howdy, race fans! It's that time again -- time for your weekly round-up of writing-, publishing-, and book related news and opinion courtesy of the Butter Lamb Reference Library. If you aren't familiar with that, check it out. There will be a lot happening with that in the coming days and weeks, so now's a good time to tune in and get yourself acquainted.

Enjoy this week's round-up!



Five dos and five don'ts of writing (or how to get ahead in the literary world)

How to Write a Book Without Getting in Your Own Way

10 Books for a Thriving Freelance Writing Career

The limits of the “500 words per day” writing advice

The pros and cons of using AI content writing tools

The Freewrite smart typewriter lets you write distraction-free, but at a cost



Gen Z is driving sales of romance books to the top of bestseller lists

Indies Expect a Happy Holiday Season—Big Books of the Fall

Savannah Brown launches Doomsday Press for speculative fiction and poetry writers


Fascinating interview with dystopian author JG Ballard on the "Art of Fiction"

10 Frequently Misunderstood Works of Literature

On Maggie Bradbury, the woman who “changed literature forever.”

Judge tosses suit that tried to deem books obscene for kids

‘Every time I write, it’s like the first time’: Joyce Carol Oates on her 61 novels, Twitter storms and widowhood