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Friday Finds for Writers

Treasure ChestWriting-related resources, news, and reflections to read over the weekend.

  • Another awesome sample syllabus – this time, for Cathy Day’s Ball State University course in Literary Citizenship.
  • On my tbr list: Little Raw Souls, a story collection by Steven Schwartz. Enjoy this excellent interview with Schwartz on the Fiction Writers Review website.
  • Richard Blanco will be the official poet of the presidential inauguration on January 21.
  • Love these experience-based thoughts from Lisa Romeo on “the freelance jobs we seek vs. the jobs that find us.”
  • And speaking of freelance writing – check out this post on how one writer connected with her “dream editor” on LinkedIn.
  • Have a good weekend, everyone. See you back here on Monday.

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    1. Thanks Erika – I never realized that some of the steps I’ve been taking the past year or two have been working toward my “Literary Citizenship”! Doesn’t that just make it all sound so official? Cathy Day’s syllabus looks to be a great guide with incredible resources. I’m just one week into Writing BootCamp with Lisa Romeo (loved her freelance post) and will have to wait a bit to delve more fully into Cathy’s syllabus but that won’t stop the ideas from percolating now that I’ve read it through! I’ve been struggling with my writing LinkedIn page as well so Lisa Baker’s post gives me some food for thought. Thanks for a great kick start to Friday morning!

      • Hi, Amy: I think you are a Literary Citizen par excellence! I agree with you about the resources on Cathy’s syllabus–I’m tempted to get copies of all the books she has listed/assigned myself. And I’m thrilled that you’re immersing yourself in Lisa’s course. Keep me posted!

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