>Only enough time/energy to post a few links.

Are you for Fannie Lou? Read Dr. Goddess’ post about Fannie Lou Hamer and the effort to build a memorial.

It’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and Tayari Jones reminds us that speed isn’t/shouldn’t be our main goal. Becoming writers is the goal.
[I think about dong NaNoWriMo every month; then I let fear and the illusion that I can’t do it keep me from the exercise. I need to change my life to become a writer – and take my time doing it. Yet, I know that making the effort just to write every day, even under NaNoWriMo goals, would be the very best thing. And I sit doing neither.]

Lori Tharps, author of Substitute Me, will be at the Miami Book Fair Nov. 21. See her news on her site.

I missed the ESPN 30 x 30 film by John Singleton on Marion Jones. But I do see this WSJ blog item on whether she should be forgiven and the role race and gender played in her case. I’m not a sports fan at all, but some of the most interesting stories come out of sports. That makes me pay attention.

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