Here comes the weekend! A holiday weekend, no less, if you’re in the U.S. But any sort of weekend is good, and I hope you all have plans to enjoy yours. I’m in San Francisco through Sunday for the San Francisco Writers Conference, so you know what I’m going to be doing. But I’ve left you a supply of Friday Links to entertain and inspire you. Enjoy, and happy writing!
The History of “Loving” to Read – A look at how reading became a passionate activity.
Lydia Davis: Advice to the Young – Some excellent words of wisdom for writers of all ages.
Legendary Songwriter Carole King on Inspiration vs. Perspiration and How to Overcome Creative Block – Thoughts on innovation and getting the work done.
4 Danger Signs to Search for Before Sending Off Your Novel – Good reminders for that final proofread/round of revisions.
Judging Books by Their Covers 2015: U.S. vs. Netherlands – An intriguing comparison of cover designs for the same titles between two different markets.