Happy Friday, and happy long Labor Day weekend to those of you in the U.S. Even though we technically have a few more weeks of summer ahead, this weekend marks the unofficial close of the summer season for many people, so by all means, put this weekend to good use. It’s time for quick getaways, splashing in the ocean or a nearby lake or a lovely pool, backyard cookouts, or reading a great book in a shaded hammock. However you spend this weekend — holiday or not — I wish you a terrific one. And, of course, offer up a few fun links to help kick things off. Enjoy!
I Smell Your Rookie Moves, New Writers – Some excellent advice from the always-funny Chuck Wendig.
A Writing Lesson from Ursula K. LeGuin – As stated.
One Shade of Grey – A virtual peek through the doors of London’s Persephone Books.
10 Instagram Tips for Writers – Share images of your bookish world.
Making Maps for Books: 2 Cartographers Show Us How It’s Done – Wonderful interview with two map makers who frequently provide maps for fantasy novels, etc.