Friday Links

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you’ve had a wonderful, productive week, and managed to get some writing done each day. Now’s a great time to take a look at your plans for the weekend and determine when you can schedule a couple of blocks of time in front of your computer or notebook. Remember, every little bit counts. Even squeezing in 15 minutes on your current WIP helps keep your creative muscles limber and ready to work on demand.

Meanwhile, I come bearing links! There are some great things floating around the internet, and I’m happy to be able to share them with all of you. Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

Isaac Asimov on Curiosity, Taking Risk, and the Value of Space Exploration in Muppet Magazine – Isaac Asimov meets the Muppets. I don’t think I need say anything more.

Alice Munro’s Living-Room Acceptance – The author could not travel to Sweden to accept her Nobel Prize in person due to ill health, so she accepted by video.

The Critics’ Best Books of 2013 – A compilation of the “best books” lists of 2013, distilled down to the 20 most frequently cited.

Are You Absolutely, Positively, and Wholeheartedly Ready to Publish Your Novel? – A fun flowchart.

The Tournament of Books Long List – A great resource if you’re searching for gifts or just a wonderful holiday read for yourself.

One thought on “Friday Links

  1. Thanks for the links! Here’s a good quote by a different Alice – Alice Hoffman: “It is the deepest desire of every writer, the one we never admit or even dare to speak of: to write a book we can leave as a legacy. And although it is sometimes easy to forget, wanting to be a writer is not about reviews or advances or how many copies are printed or sold. It is much simpler than that, and much more passionate. If you do it right, and if they publish it, you may actually leave something behind that can last forever.” Quoted in a neat little book called “The Pocket Muse” by Monica Wood – full of prompts and exercises and writerly advice. Of course, it would be nice to sell a lot of copies and get rave reviews too!

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