Friday Fare is where I post links to the random articles that have resonated with me during the week. Sometimes they make me smarter, sometimes they make me hungry … sometimes they have to do with writing and sometimes they are just plain random.
I don’t run, but I liked this piece from She Reads and this advice that pertains to running and writing: “Run the downhill parts. Pick the low-hanging fruit. Write the easy chapter. … Let yourself see a bit of progress.”
My love for Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston is well documented on this blog. Strand Magazine recently published the authors’ 10 writing tips.
This was a fun, recent read from Washington Post about a couple who have found their dream home in a rumored Cold War-era safe house.
Listening to: This particular week is going to be bookended by concerts. And that, my friends, is a wonderful thing. On Sunday, I went to the State Theatre in Minneapolis with a dear friend to watch Gordon Lightfoot. Mr. Lightfoot will never have the butterscotch and bourbon voice he had in the 1970s, but the man just has that glint … it was great to sit and listen to the legendary troubadour. So that was Sunday. On Saturday, my husband and I are going up to St. Paul to check out the new host of Prairie Home Companion. I cannot wait – one of the guests is Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. (<– I just like typing that.) Between that and Chris Thile, I think my mind is in for a treat.
Reading: Work has been a little crazy lately.
Fiction Update: Work has been a little crazy lately … HOWEVER. This weekend is going to be a kid free weekend. I think I should be able to get about 6-8 hours over the weekend to get some work done on Dragonfly.
Enjoy the weekend!