Atlas Obscura looks into the world of letter locks, twists, folds and tears that kept letters secure before envelopes. It’s pretty cool. You should click through and see for yourself. (Thanks, Polly!)
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators hosted an online event with Judy Blume. You can follow along with what she has to say on Twitter.
Guernica has a nice interview with Ursula Le Guin by Alexandra Chee: “Ursula K. Le Guin answers some questions about war, witches, realism and teaching herself to write as a woman.”
Crime writers talk about what they read when they’re not writing at Crime Reads.
At the Irish Times, Derek Flynn considers genre fiction, particularly crime fiction, and working class experience. “And when I say that the voices of the working class can be heard in genre fiction, I’m not just talking about crime or thriller novels. Take, for example, the much-maligned genre […]
Use the giallo title generator as a way to pass the time or a writing prompt. It’s certainly not a supernatural vision sent to you by an ancient coven of witches or a fashion-obsessed murderer who works in a mannequin warehouse… It probably isn’t. Certainly the police scoff […]