Friday Roundup

“Carry bolt cutters everywhere.” 

–Werner Herzog 





  • In Search of the Perfect Sentence is one retired English teacher’s labor of love. I was stoked to find a book blog that focuses on style rather than content and a little bummed to see that her last post was in 2013.


  • The handwritten spreadsheet that became Harry Potter. 



  • The Last of the Mohicans soundtrack  makes for surprisingly good, if a bit histrionic, writing music. Explosions in the Sky’s score for Lone Survivor  is even better–not quite so 90s. And some people swear by Gladiator