Friday Links

Happy Friday, everyone! I’ve had a busy week trying to dig out after being away for a conference last week, so I’m looking at a pretty work-heavy weekend. However, everyone needs a bit of a break, so have a few small things set up as distractions here and there. Sunday brunch. Maybe a trip to the movies. But first, I bring you some lovely links to entertain and occupy you in the midst of your own weekend plans. And don’t forget to stop by Monday for the first day of my mini writing challenge. Five fast days of writing inspiration, coming your way! Hope to see you here. In the meanwhile, happy weekend and happy writing!

Opportunities for Writers: August and September – A nice collection of contests, calls for work, etc.

The Booker’s Dozen: The 2013 Booker Long List – As happens most years, I’ve read none of these yet, though a couple are definitely on my to-read list. Likewise, I haven’t even heard of a couple.

Rogues and Magi in an Adventure with Firefighters – Author Scott Lynch is auctioning off a one-of-a-kind galley proof for his novel The Republic of Thieves, with proceeds going to help the families of the 19 firefighters killed recently in Arizona. The auction runs on eBay until July 30th, so go bid if you’re interested, or boost the signal if you can.

Jane Austen to Appear on 10 Pound Note – As of 2017, the Brits will get to see Austen on their money pretty much every day. Though I’m not sure how I feel about them including a quote from Miss Bingley. Someone clearly didn’t understand the context of that line.

Why Do Some Writers Use Pseudonyms? – Interesting in light of the recent reveal re: J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith.