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Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Ethan Gilsdorf shares “5 Things Your Personal Essay Needs to Have.”
  • From Poets & Writers: “Let’s Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners.”
  • “I used to worry about the fact that my writing identity fits no particular niche and that my career seems headed towards no particular goal.” So begins an excellent post by Nina Badzin on “Letting Go of What Comes Next.
  • A terrific Q&A with Mark Polizzotti, who translates into English the work of Patrick Modiano. (And he has a heavy-duty “day job,” too.)
  • And because this message cannot be conveyed too often–a reminder about the range and roominess of the “nonfiction” genre.
  • Have a great weekend!

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    3 Responses »

    1. Thank you for including me AND for pointing me towards these other great looking links.

    2. I’d enjoyed Nina Badzin’s article earlier in the week, but that article on personal essays was quite a find. I’ve made SOOOO many of the mistakes he points out. And the middle that’s really the beginning haunts me in my fiction, too.

    3. Thank you both for commenting! Yes, Ethan’s tips on essays are great. They do some great work over on that Grub Street blog.

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