Happy Friday! Here are a few of my recent favorites, from how long it takes to write a novel to Facebook satire to fun vocabulary words. Enjoy!
For anyone who is having trouble finishing something . . .
This is a fascinating infographic about how long it took these writers to finish their famous novels. If you’re feeling stumped on your project (whatever it is), take heart that Gone with the Wind took a decade to complete! How Long It Took 30 Writers to Finish Their Novels
For anyone with a love/hate relationship with Facebook . . .
This satire points out just what an odd world Facebook is . . . and how hard it is to escape it. A Night at the Facebook Hotel
For anyone who wants to increase their vocabulary for the new year . . .
My favorite on this list of underutilized words is sesquipedalian, which refreshingly reflects its meaning. 28 Underused English Words You Really Need to Start Using
For anyone who wants a live-longer plan that doesn’t involve diet and exercise . . .
Apparently readers are 17 percent less likely to die than nonreaders. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll go eat my cookie while I read my book. Read Books, Live Longer
For anyone who wants a peek behind the curtain of marriage . . .
Sarah Bessey’s words about choosing your spouse, over and over again, are beautiful: “When it came time to choose between the life we thought we wanted, the life we thought we were destined for, the life we were taught to sacrifice everything to ensure: we chose us instead.” Choices
Kristen Joy Wilks says
Fascinating. I’ve read several of these, some from the short end and some from the long end. It’s wonderful how authors have successfully created works that I enjoyed both in a rush of creativity and also through a lengthy agony of plodding diligence.
You’re right…there’s really no formula for creativity, is there?