- If you’d like to experiment with a different form of writing, try writing a podcast. The audio format requires a different mindset, but also provides new opportunities for storytelling.
- Speaking of the audio format, audiobooks are having a moment. This behind-the-scenes look gives you a glimpse into the audiobook narration process—and how difficult it really is.
- A routine insurance appraisal found that the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s rare book collection was missing 321 items valued at approximately $8 million. For some reason, bookish crime, while reprehensible, is just fascinating to read about.
- Two superheroes of grammar and style—The New Yorker’s “comma queen” Mary Norris and the Random House copy chief Benjamin Dreyer—talk about what matters to a copyeditor.
- This is not the way to teach poetry! A poet was stumped by standardized test questions about her own poems, which brings up the question, how should we be teaching poetry to children?
Thanks for checking in, Quill fans! Sorry I missed you all on Tuesday with a regularly-scheduled blog post. I promise I’ll be back and at ’em next week.