> A terrific find, at Rebecca Skloot's website -- detailed, concise, and extremely practical and honest advice for those who want to build book reviewing into their writing life.
> At Bark, a discussion about being a writer, being an editor, day jobs and whether balance is possible or even desirable.
> Pulitzer winner, novelist Paul Harding, has five great tips for fiction writers (and like most thoughtful writing advice, I think it applies across all genres), over at Publishers Weekly. I especially like # 6, and also this tip: "Don’t write your books for people who won’t like them. Give yourself wholly to the kind of book you want to write and don’t try to please readers who like something different." Do read them all.
> For her site Handful of Stones, Satya Robyn is looking for short writing she calls "small stones". You'll understand when you read some of the examples and guidelines.
> Women on Writing has an interview with Linda Joy Meyers, Kate Farell, and Amber Lea Starfire about their experience creating the anthology The Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the 60s & 70s, (plus a give-away).
> If you don't already use Duotrope for researching journals, planning, and tracking your submissions, you might want to sign up today, when they're offering a free month with a one-year subscription.
> If Christi Craig's recent guest post here about her time at the Salt Cay Writers Retreat whetted your appetite for tropical writing forays, here's another post at Allyson Latta's blog from a writer who attended her Spice Isle Writing and Yoga Retreat on Grenada.
> Romance writers who are interested in typical advances and royalty rates paid by 30 traditional publishers will want to study this list compiled by Brenda Hiatt.
> If you're interested in my *I Should Be Writing!* Boot Camp in January 2014, you can save $30 by registering on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday (or Sunday!), or Cyber Monday.
> A few cool and low-cost gift ideas for the writers on your list; be sure to check out The Writers Circle's Story Magic Creativity Decks (cool, off-kilter, wildly imaginative prompts), for the young (or young at heart) writers in your world
> You have until midnight on Saturday, Nov. 30 to leave a comment on the interview with Kate Hopper for a chance to win her lovely memoir Ready for Air.
> I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving day yesterday. Here's a short essay over at Baristanet, about adjusting to my husband's holiday traditions, so different from the ones I grew up learning to love.
Have a great weekend!