Links for a Long Weekend

TGIF, plus Happy Memorial Day weekend to those of you in the U.S. I’m looking forward to a few days of, well, reading, quite honestly. But I plan to read outdoors. Does that count as a proper long-weekend activity?

Here are some fun and interesting links to entertain you in those few hours before you head for the pool or fire up the barbecue. Wishing you a lovely weekend, and if you manage to squeeze in a bit of writing, I’ll be so proud… Enjoy!

Contracts – In this case, between the writer and the reader.

Free the Apostrophe – Because proper punctuation is your friend.

What it Takes to Get Writers WritingLA Times links to the two-part Tin House series on what rituals writers have before sitting down to write.

10 Questions on Jane Austen – For my fellow Austen fans.

Why I Write Strong Female Characters – There’s a lot of buzz on the internet about Joss Whedon writing strong women, but he’s not the only one. A great piece by comic book author/novelist Greg Rucka.