Killings brings you our fortnightly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us from our writing.

One of the best pieces we’ve ever read on freelancing – Richard Morgan on seven years as a freelance writer.

Some Friday morning inspiration – a classic This Recording piece on how famous writers write.

Flavorwire on tweets from dead authors. The comforts and challenges of inhabiting their voice.

Nick Hornby on cover design, making us mourn for the days of the iconic book cover.