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Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • People have been talking this week about freelancer Nate Thayer’s post, “A Day in the Life of a Freelance Journalist.” You can read an example of the discussion here. See also Jane Friedman’s take on “The State of Online Journalism Today: Controversial.”
  • Also a popular topic (at least among the folks that I follow on Twitter): Alex Nazaryan’s confession regarding a certain “bitterness” in his book reviews. Julia Keller’s piece on “The Reviewer Reviewed” has attracted far less attention (at least as far as I can tell), but for me, it’s at least equally important and instructive for those of us who write reviews and criticism in addition to our “own” writing.
  • Amen, sister! That’s my response to Writer Abroad’s “9 Things Not to Do as a Writer.”
  • In case you haven’t heard, there’s a little event for writers taking place in Boston at the moment. And in case you can’t be there in person (I’m popping in for a grand total of 23 hours starting midday tomorrow), you can always follow the Tweets!
  • Have a great weekend everyone. See you back here on Monday.

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    1. Thanks for the mention! Still amazed that writers submit things with such carelessness. It’s like they’re begging not to be taken seriously.

    2. Glad you posted this, Erika, as it’s a caution to all. And a very sad one, alas.

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