Hope everyone is all set to have a great weekend. T and I are driving up to Maryland for some family time. We may go sailing if the wind cooperates, fingers-crossed.
In the meantime, here are some interesting articles from the web this week that are worth a read.
How do you maintain tension in a story? (Ploughshares via @JanetUrsel )
I didn't know Dr. Seuss was a perfectionist. (WaPo)
He also has a posthumous book out this week.
Interesting discussion with Samuel Delany on the state of science fiction and minority writers. (The New Yorker)
Is it ok to admit that we prefer genre writing to the literary cannon? (The New Yorker. This one is a few years old, but the Delany interview reminded me of it).
After listening to an awesome story on This American Life about the differences between American and Japanese car manufacturing, I kind of want to read this book now.
This made me laugh. Do you have an opinion on vocal fry? I'm generally not in favor of telling women what to do with their bodies, reproductive, vocal, or otherwise. (WaPo)
Bonus pics of what we did last weekend, Jordan Lake with the pup:
Writing Streak: 3 days
My Books on Amazon:
Waking Lions by Avelet Gundar-Goshen
Never Let Me Go
by Kazuo Ishiguro