This weekend, members of the Novel Incubator alumni will retreat to write, revise, and read from our novels in progress. Our NI leader and instructor, Michelle Hoover, already gave us homework. And we have class every day. Such a task master! But there will also be treats in front of a fireplace, including wine. Not a bad way to spend a fall weekend before the busy holiday season.
May your weekend be full of food, writing, and learning as well.
- It’s still November, so here’s your requisite NaNoWriMo link of the week courtesy of Jared Smith and his NaNoWriMo Plan. “November 13. Sit down to write. Anxiously dwell on how far behind you are. Add a chapter about anxiously dwelling.”
- All of us at Dead Darlings are alumni or current students of the Novel Incubator program. So we can attest to Literary Agent Nephele Tempest’s reasons why a writing community is so important–she even offers tips on how to Find Your Tribe.
- Antonio Aiello discusses the state of diversity and “Equity in Publishing: What Should Editors Be Doing?“
- Over at The Atlantic, Kavita Das makes the case that “Writers Shouldn’t Romanticize Rejection. In the literary world, talent isn’t hiding. It’s being ignored.“
- And, my favorite link of the week (even though it’s from 2011, long live internet content!): Alexander Chee offers 21 Lies Writers Tell Themselves (And How They Can Stop Lying To Themselves And Become Awesome!)*, such as 13: I’m only going to go on Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr for a few more minutes… Mmm-hmm.