Ok, I'm going to be a total curmudgeon, but I secretly don't care for Halloween. I feel like it's a great day for kids that has been slowly co-opted by adults and I wish we could just give it back. This is ironic because my husband feels similarly, and yet we're still throwing a Halloween party for our friends...who are adults. Hypocrite, much?
Whatever. We like to throw parties and I guess Halloween is as good an excuse as anything. It's just exhausting to have to come up with a costume. I'm willing to wear a hat and that's about it.
Do you like Halloween? I won't judge you if you do. I feel like it's something I lost growing up. I loved it as much as the next kid, but now? I'm just kind of over it. I like hearing about what costumes my friends' kids are wearing, but other than that, I could do without.
Anyway, that's my yearly rant against Halloween. Meanwhile, here are your weekly Friday links which I hope will help tide you over until it's officially legitimate to dig into that Halloween candy you've bought for trick-or-treaters. You totally have my permission to start on it tonight. Enjoy!
If you grew up in the nineties, then you read (and were freaked out by) the series, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Check out these facts about the books. (Mental Floss)
Have you ever used the "Story Spine" tool? May be useful with NaNoWriMo just days away. (Aerogramme Studio)
How to deal with impostor syndrome. I struggle with this a lot, and until recently, I didn't even know it had a name. (NY Times)
Do you need to collect adventures to be a writer? (The Millions)
Yay! You got an offer of representation from an agent? Now here's what you should be asking them. (Helping Writers)
I don't agree with his politics, but I'm interested to see how Paul Ryan is going to deal with the Freedom Caucus now that he has been elected Speaker of the House. How is this related to reading and writing? It's not. I just think it's worthwhile to keep abreast of major news. Maybe Ryan and Canada's new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, should go get a drink to celebrate their recent victories? (NY Times)