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Friday Finds for Writers

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Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.

  • Making the rounds: Nick Ripatrazone’s “Practical Art: On Teaching the Business of Creative Writing.”
  • Carol Tice suggests “7 Easy Jobs that Leave Your Days Free for Writing.” (I’ll admit that I don’t think they’re all so easy, but that may just be me.)
  • Dreaming of a byline in the NYT‘s Modern Love column? You’ll want to read this submission advice from column editor Dan Jones. (h/t Virginia C. [Claire] McGuire)
  • Are you guilty of any of these bookstore no-nos? (h/t @FayeRapoDesPres)
  • Portions of the September/October Poets & Writers issue are now online. (And, if by some chance you haven’t seen my mentions on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, my “After the MFA: Fantasy, Reality, and Lessons Learned” is part of the mix.
  • Happy weekend, everyone!

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    1. Thanks for the mention, Erika!

      If you don’t think my 7 are the best, check out the comments — my readers have added many other great ideas for fairly mindless, flexible-hour side jobs!

      • Thanks for stopping by, Carol. I didn’t say they weren’t the best–I’m just wondering how “easy” they really are (for me, for instance, driving a cab would be incredibly anxiety-provoking/draining, for all kinds of reasons).

    2. Having done number two and number seven, I would say not true on both. At least for me as some folks bounce back quicker than others. I would also add that number seven got me shot and that also interferes with writing.

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