Happy Friday, everyone! Quite a busy week, here, and I’m looking forward to the weekend with a bit more relish than usual. I’ve been fighting off a cold — no idea where it came from, since I spent last weekend sitting on my couch with a stack of books — and while it hasn’t laid me low yet, it’s made productivity a challenge. Mostly, I want to sleep.
I do hope you all have more exciting weekend plans, however. Everyone seems to be in holiday prep mode. All the evil commercials have hit the air waves. And of course some of you are no doubt mired down by NaNoWriMo still. Whatever you’re up to, I wish you a wonderful weekend, and I’ve got a few links below to get you on your way. Enjoy!
National Book Awards 2014 – A list of winners, plus the short-list nominees, with interviews linked to each of the authors.
“We Will Need Writers Who Can Remember Freedom” – Ursula K. LeGuin’s inspiring speech from the National Book Awards ceremony, including asides to the audience.
Classic Authors’ British Houses on Google Maps – Take a peek at how some of these well-know authors lived.
Scribner Magazine – The book publisher has revived their magazine.
New Orleans Review Is Accepting Submissions for Special Science Fiction Issue – Check it out, sf writers. Deadline is December 31st.
How to Motivate Yourself as a Writer – Some more words of wisdom from Chuck Wendig.