Happy Friday, everyone! This is my last weekend in town for a while, as I’ve got back-to-back conferences coming up, so I’m going to keep this short but sweet. As you might imagine, I’ve a very long to-do list about now. So without further ado, I offer up this week’s links. Enjoy, and don’t forget to put aside some writing time!
26 Maps Reveal a New York City Hiding in Plain Sight – Writing about New York? Pondering the different sides of a city — any city? These might give you some ideas.
Bullet Journaling for Fiction Writers – Ideas for organizing your thoughts, research, writing schedule, and more.
What Makes a Children’s Book Good? – A discussion of pretty much what the title states.
Alexandra Kleeman & Lincoln Michel: On Genre, Influence, and Getting Weird in Fiction – Two writers known for their short fiction discuss the format and their own perspectives on writing.
Why Melissa de la Cruz’s Immigration Story Matters Now – A look at the author’s new book and her experiences as an immigrant to the U.S.
Study Storied Women with Iowa’s International Writing Program – Details on a new, free online writing course offered by the University of Iowa.
The Literature of Creepy Clowns – Fitting, given the approach of Halloween and also the strange clown threats popping up across the country.