Friday Links

This week we have…

Writing Links

An interview with Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are. “I refuse to lie to children. I refuse to cater to the bullshit of innocence.”

This article is called 6 So-Called Rules for the Badass Creative Woman. I’m linking to it mainly for this quote: “Mistakes and failures provide you with the data you need for success. That’s it and that’s all.”

If you’ve never heard of the blog Zen Habits, you might want to check it out. It has nothing to do with actual Zen, but it provides a steady stream of good advice about conquering mediocrity.

So it turns out that Bruce Lee wrote poetry, and they’ve got several samples. I’m not as impressed as the author of that article seems to be, but it’s still kind of cool.

I’ve never read any of the Dresden Files books, but still thought this was interesting. Apparently the author of the series, Jim Butcher, honed his skills writing for computer games.

Yesterday the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to one Tomas Tranströmer. Mr. Tranströmer is notable “because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality.” You can read an example of this fresh access right here.

Non-Writing Links

David Brooks discusses the limits of empathy and suggests a better strategy for improving the world.

And finally, video gamers do in three weeks what scientists failed to do for a decade.

Have a good Friday and an even better weekend.

2 responses to “Friday Links

  1. I checked out Foldit a year or two ago. Pretty neat stuff, but I never really got interested in it. Neat that they solved such a big problem so fast though.

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