J.M. Barrie’s birthday, and literary links


Hello, all!  Today is the birthday of J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan (which was one of my favorite books growing up, as it happens) and The Little White Bird and a play called The Admiral Crichton (and many other works, but I’ll leave it at that for now).

I’ve recently started trying to write every day before I get to work, even if it’s only for an hour, and I’m realizing that I really dig daily rituals.  I’ve been writing in the same chair and ordering the same scone for the past few weeks (will soon switch up the scone though).  What writing rituals do you have?  Tell us by leaving a comment below!

And now, some literary links to start off the weekend:

Literature’s most iconic meals…in photographs.

Joe Kanon came to speak to this year’s class of MFA fiction students.  He was really funny and warm (lest that author photo make you think otherwise).

One of my students shared the Hemingway app with me.  Try it out!

Got a goal?  Give it 100.

Vincent Van Gogh on love and the creative process.

I loved the dialogue in this story by Sam Lipsyte.

Joyce Carol Oates runs AND writes in the morning.

Shouts and Murmurs about Starbucks’ new evening menu.  (Has anyone tried this out, by the way?)

Have a delightful weekend, everyone!


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