New books released this week include: Both Flesh and Not: Essays by David Foster Wallace, Magnificence by Lydia Millet, Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver, and Custer by Larry McMurtry.
Jane Friedman, former Identity Theory fiction editor and Writer's Digest publisher and current web editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, did a Reddit Ask Me Anything on writing and self-publishing.
Michele Filgate, also formerly of Identity Theory, wrote a personal essay on her reading life at The Rumpus.
November is National Novel Writing Month. Galleycat offers two years of NaNoWriMo advice.
Robert Birnbaum interviewed Charles Yu at The Morning News.