PSA: Exercise Your Right to Vote

No book chat right now, I’m sorry. It’s election day here in the United States, and so much hangs in the balance this year. So I just wanted to take a moment to encourage everyone who has the right to vote to go do so. Yes, the lines are long. Yes, some states will be dishing out all sorts of chaos at the polls. Brave it out. Stand up for your rights. Make your feelings known.

Go vote. 

Then you can go home to write.

Happy Election Day.

Friday Links

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m personally having a difficult time wrapping my brain around the fact that it’s November. Of course, if you’re participating in NaNoWriMo, you’re well aware of the fact and — I hope — off and writing like a fiend to get your word count up.

As always, I come bearing some fun links for you all. I hope they make for a nice break, or maybe provide a bit of inspiration for your weekend. Enjoy, and happy writing!

The Gorey Details – A fun look at the work of Edward Gorey over at the LA Review of Books.

The State of the Short StoryParis Review editor Lorin Stein defends the short story in our current tech-heavy society.

The Rumpus Interview with Elizabeth Gilbert – A wonderful chat with author Elizabeth Gilbert about writing, success, and continuing to put in the work.

Happy NaNoWriMo! – Author Erin Morgenstern gives some quick advice on writing a novel in a month, plus links to her past posts on the subject.