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Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • We can’t all be students in the University of Michigan’s MFA program, but thanks to Fiction Writers Review, we can get a sense of Colson Whitehead’s recent visit there.
  • From the Ploughshares blog: “If you want to get out of the slush pile, one of the worst things you can do is write a lackluster first paragraph.”
  • The Knight Foundation has apologized for paying plagiarist Jonah Lehrer a $20,000 speaking fee.
  • New and worthy reads on the horizon, courtesy of The Quivering Pen and Fiction Writers Review.
  • Finally, just slightly later than the rest of us, The New York Times has discovered Goodreads.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone. See you back here on Monday!

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    1. I read the NYT piece yesterday and thought the exact same thing. Thanks for all your good work for your readers!

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