Friday Linky List
At Brain Pickings: The Daily Routines of Famous Writers by Marla Popova - including E.B. White, quoted above.
Kate DiCamillo, Newbery winner of The Tale of Despereaux and Newbery Honor winner of Because of Winn Dixie has been named the next National Ambassador for Young People's Literature! I think she'll do a GREAT job! Read more at Publishers Weekly.
Free houses for writers: Inside the Write a House Project from the Los Angeles Times (although the houses are in Detroit).
"Darling, it's time to own it" by Justine Musk on voice and when we lose our own voices. Not PC, but this is a great article on male vs. female voice that translates well to writing.
Anthony Horowitz named an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) on the Queen's annual New Year's Honors list for services to literature. (Author of the Alex Rider series.) Also named was K.M. Peyton, author of almost 70 books, was given an MBE for services to children's literature (read at Publishers Lunch).
Page to Screen: A Year's Worth of New Movie Adaptations from children's literature at School Library Journal. I can't wait!
Ernest Hemingway's Top 5 Tips for Writing Well at Copyblogger. This isn't new, but I found myself once again referencing Mr. Hemingway's writing recently and came across this excellent description.
Happy Public Domain Day! Here's What's Leaving Copyright Behind in the New Year - at Hyperallergic. Includes Fats Waller's "Ain't Misbehavin" and "Honeysuckle Rose." Not that anybody could ever do it better: