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Henry David Thoreau Video Game & Screenwriting Tips: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including how to speed read, a Henry David Thoreau video game and why old books smell (video embedded above).

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1. VIDEO: Why Do Old Books Smell?
2. 30 Scriptwriting Tips in One Post
3. Learn How to Speed Read with Handy Infographic
4. The Only 3 Pieces of Writing Advice You Will Ever Need
5. The Lost History of Fifty Shades of Grey
6. Henry David Thoreau Video Game Gets $40,000 NEA Grant
7. How to Star in a Classic Novel
8. INFOGRAPHIC: Meet the 19%
9. David Simon: ‘Anything that says content should be free makes it hard for all writers, everywhere’
10. Send Yourself a Rejection Letter

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.