Best of the Web 11/16/2015

Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done. 


Haruki Murakami explains how he went from being an owner of a jazz club to a full-time writer with a much healthier lifestyle in this piece for The New Yorker:

The Running Novelist


Katie Rose discusses how you can make a living as a writer on The Huffington Post's blog: 

I Need Coffee: Writing Isn't Sexy, But It Can Pay the Bills


Goodreads shares a relatable list for book lovers on their blog: 

20 Problems Only Book Lovers Understand


Jonathan Russell Clark from Lit Hub sat down for an interview with Karen E. Bender, one of the authors on the National Book Award short list: 

This Year's Charming National Book Award Underdog: Karen E. Bender


The Guardian gives advice on how to stand out when entering a creative writing contest: 

How to Win a Creative Writing Contest - Top Tips


Gain some insight into writing endings for nonfiction in this post from Ploughshares blog: 

Begin Again: On Endings in Nonfiction

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