Lit List: Wednesday December 7, 2016

Good evening readers. Here's your round-up of today's must-read literary news, commentary and fiction.

  • Writing rituals: novelists on the early stages of writing, and the words that may not make it to the final, published product Lit Hub
  • Farewell, BookCourt: after 35 years of business, Cobble Hill’s independent bookstore will close at the end of the year. Brooklyn Magazine
  • Castro’s literary legacy: Gabriel García Márquez’s surprising, unofficial copy editor The Guardian
  • Coffee break: advice on writing your screenplay, latte in hand Catapult
  • 10 Overlooked Books of 2016: check out the books that flew under the radar this year Signature Reads
  • Robots reading: how artificial intelligence can enrich our literary culture Aeon 
  • Best Book Covers of 2016: we all judge a book by its cover sometimes Slate