Here are a few articles, sites, and videos about writing, books, and living the creative life that were sent to me or which I discovered as I was wandering the interwebs...

*A wonderful behind-the-scenes look at Merriam-Webster. {via The Atlantic Wire}

*Need daily inspiration? Check out the Writer's Almanac. ​​

*The Joy of Books. {I'm a sucker for these kind of things.}

*Bored and looking for something to read? (Is that still possible?) You'll surely find something at Arts & Letters Daily.

*Mourir Auprès de Toi ​{To Die by Your Side}​​, a lovely animated short film that takes place in Paris' famed Shakespeare & Co. bookstore. {via Nowness}

*The Joys and Hazards of Self-Publishing on the Web {via New York Times}

*How to Be More Interesting by Jessica Hagy. {via Forbes}

*A mini-review of Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar (with illustrations!) {via Brain Pickings}

*Things Writers Should Stop Doing. {via Terrible Minds}

*Good Writing Isn't Enough: How to Sell a Book in the Digital Age. {via Atlantic Wire}

*Letters of Note. {Because you must.}

*The Future Belongs to the Curious. {From Maria Popova's fabulous Brain Pickings site}

*Peruse the Library of America for tons of {free} short stories online!

*Free digital collection of Harvard classics {and other resources} at Open Culture.

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