I’m with Peter Damien (Book Riot, below), there’s just something magical about a handwritten manuscript. Not only is it fun to see a favorite work before it was published, but it’s intriguing to see the how the author works. And let’s not forget about the encouragement. Seems even famous sorts have moments where they are unsure where to go next with their writing. So they doodle. With that, take heart you 286, 119 brave pilgrims, furiously attempting to pen a novel for NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month)!
Now, a few bookish bits from the week . . .
98 publishers in the UK go out of business thanks to ebooks and discounts. I can’t even talk about.
Book Riot features ‘Handwritten Manuscripts You can Read Online.’ In the words of Dr. Seuss, ‘If you haven’t, you should; these things are fun, and fun is good.’
On a brighter note, congratulations to Lynn Coady for winning Canada’s Scotiabank Giller Prize for her short story collection, ‘Hellgoing.’