Friday Links

Happy spring! Today is the first full day of spring, and I hope it finds you ready for a wonderful weekend, whatever your local weather. I have some great links this week, including book recs, so if you’re in a part of the country that’s still holding onto winter, you might consider curling up somewhere warm and cozy with one of these titles. Of course, I’d love to hear you’ve devoted an hour or two to your writing, as well.

Whatever your plans, wishing you a lovely Friday and a good weekend break. Enjoy!

10 Women Writers All Women Should Read – (Men, too.) A good selection, though by no means exhaustive.

16 Ways to Conquer the Blank Page – How to fight writer’s block.

23 Children’s Books You Need to Read Again as an Adult – Whether you read them to your kids or just dive in yourself, nice list.

The VIDA Count: 2013 – In case you haven’t already seen it. A survey of how major publications have done in the last year regarding the diversity of their contributors/subjects.

A Tale of Two Literary Magazines – A look at the reactions of two publications in the wake of the VIDA statistics, interesting for the attitudes of the participants as much as for the results themselves.

Fictional Places that Attract Real Tourists – Having visited a few hobbit holes — among other things — myself, I can relate to this tendency.