The Past is Never Dead. It’s Not Even Past Links

William Faulkner (above) wants to know if you read last week’s posts. Lots of good stuff, he said. Including a short story in each post for the UK’s National Short Story Week.

It’s the beginning of a catch up week for me so I’m very happy for the coming holiday. I’m at about 10,800. Wish I never missed those days of writing, but I can’t dwell on the past. It’s like Faulkner said, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” (Please don’t sue me, Faulkner’s estate.)

Here are some links to useful stuff for your NaNo writing and beyond:
The deadline for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Awards are coming up on Nov. 28th for anyone who needs money for an MFA.

Stephen King on imagery.

From Bookbaby: How to Finish Writing a Novel Without Losing your Sanity. (Too late)

More interviews with NaNoWrimers at work.

Sometimes pretty funny podcast (don’t let these guys give you a nickname) that features some NaNo talk.

The year in Literary News.

Novellas! And more novellas!

If you see Philip Roth (who recently hung up the pen) and he offers you writing advice, don’t listen. [Also, here’s a New York Times interview with Roth (his last he says) on hanging it up]

25 Ways to Unstick a Stuck Story

11 NaNoWriMo books that have been published. But don’t worry about that and just write your books.

Some of us won’t make it to 50,000. Here are five good reasons not to.

Writer, journalist or novelist is one of the top childhood dream jobs for women. Congratulations, you are living the dream!


Some good posts coming up this week. Check back and happy writing! Pens in gear like Shakespeare!


Bowie State’s NaNoWriMo write-ins take place every Thursday (with the exception of Thanksgiving) on Bowie State University’s campus (14000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie, MD 20715-9465) in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Building from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. All are welcome.


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