The Wednesday Web Browser for Writers

  • Loved Bill Keller’s piece in The New York Times Magazine on why it may be “time to add some poetry readings” to the congressional agenda.
  • Interesting ideas from Carol Tice on “ways to turn your old, dusty blog archive into cold, hard cash.”
  • Midge Raymond shares lessons learned about the art of reading aloud.
  • “Do you know what it’s like, someone giving you money to think about something for a month? I’ll tell you what it’s like: it’s pretty freaking awesome.” So says Cathy Day, in summarizing the fruits of one month’s labor, made possible by grants (and by the help of others). Terrific post (even if the photo of the John Harvard statue made me a little homesick).
  • The editorial team at Hayden’s Ferry Review shares a list of plots and plot devices that “make us yawn, wince, and occasionally scream in anger.”