The week in writing: 5 useful or inspiring articles you may have missed

Writers can’t live on their own words alone. Here are some of the best stories on the craft of writing the Internet had to offer this week.

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Sure, you have your favorite writing blogs, and there’s probably a copy of the Elements of Style in your office. Somewhere. But writers can’t live on bookmarked sites and Strunk & White alone.

Good thing that amid all the videos of barking cats and stories about the latest celebrity blowup, the Internet holds a trove of useful stories on the topic.

Because it’s likely you were stuck in creative meetings, new business pitches, or doing actual writing for much of the week, you may have missed most of them. To help you catch up, here are five stories on the writing craft from the past week that are worth a read:

Call of the Tough, Tireless Writer
. Jack London was a prolific writer. Put another way, Jack London wrote all the time. The Call of the Wild author completed 50 books and scores of short stories before he died at age 40. This piece from The Wall Street Journal should inspire writers of all kinds by reminding us of London’s unmatched dedication to the craft, and his advice to aspiring writers, “Don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club.”

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