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Happy weekend, everyone, and happy reading!

Weekend Linkage

Friday yet again, so I bring you a collection of links to help make this last day before the weekend go a little more swiftly. For those of you working diligently on your Nano novels, take advantage of this first weekend of the month to get a good stockpile of words under your belt. More tips coming up next week.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend. Happy writing!

Is ‘The Marriage Plot’ by Jeffrey Eugenides Based in Reality? – An interesting look at a generation of young writers who set out to redefine the American novel, including Jonathan Franzen and David Foster Wallace.

Class Is in Session with Professor Edith Wharton – Writing tips from the classic author, many of which are as helpful and pertinent today as they were when she wrote them.

Georgette Heyer: Biography of a Bestseller – A review of the new biography by Jennifer Kloester, for all you Regency/Austen/romance fans.

The Bibliophile on Holiday – When do we leave? Let me just pack my…books.

Is ‘Urban Fiction’ Defined by its Subject – Or by the Skin Colour of its Author? – An interesting and somewhat disheartening look at how certain books are arranged on store shelves.