28 – The Nebula finalists list came out: congratulations to those on it — Kelly Link from our list, lots of other good writers, mais oui.
12 – Kelly Link Q&A (Charlotte Observer).
Q. Do you have a writing ritual?
My husband and I work at home, so it’s difficult for me to write there. So what I do when I’m in Northampton is I walk or bike into town and I meet a writer at a coffee house. We’ll meet for anywhere from two hours to five hours. We’ll just sit in the cafe and work together on our laptops. It’s very comfortable working with someone else. If we’re stuck on something, we’ll ask each other questions. We’ll ask ‘How does this sound?’ We’ll bounce ideas off each other and we’ll problem-solve for each other. The walk is a part of the process. By the time I get there, I’m anxious to work on a story.
10 – A picture of Kelly Link reading summer ’05 at Malaprop’s in Asheville. (Thanks, Carrie.)