The Wednesday Web Browser for Writers

  • As if we needed more reason to love Ann Patchett.
  • Among the gems in the latest Poets & Writers magazine is a profile of novelist Julie Otsuka. Unfortunately, that article is not online, but I think that Alida Becker’s review of Otsuka’s new book in The New York Times Book Review makes an equally compelling case for adding Otsuka’s work to one’s TBR list.
  • The ever brilliant Nina Badzin, on the art & science of Twitter.
  • New to submitting your work to literary magazines? Check out these tips on drafting cover letters.
  • This wonderful interview (within Shenandoah‘s first online issue) covers so much literary territory, including Rebecca Makkai’s journey from undergraduate assistant at the journal to acclaimed fiction writer. (See also our own interview with this author!)
  • My latest book review is of Sam Savage’s novel, Glass (Coffee House Press). I’m a writer who enjoys reading books about writers and writing, so this one appealed to me as soon as I read its description. Check out my review on The Writer‘s website (full text available to all registered site users, and site registration is free!).