The Wednesday Web Browser for Writers

  • I’m so grateful to those writers who are sharing their AWP wisdom with those of us who couldn’t make it to Chicago for the conference. For instance, throughout this week, Chloe Yelena Miller is posting presentations from a panel titled “Will Write for Food: Writers Working Outside Academia.”
  • Continuing with that theme: Fiction Writers Review shares Sarah Van Arsdale’s awesome AWP-based success story.
  • And over on her blog, Cathy Day continues to post items relating to the panel on “A Novel Problem: Moving from Story to Book in the MFA Program.”
  • In other news: What sort of music helps you write? Here’s my take on Chopin.
  • Attention, biographers: The Leon Levy Center for Biography is planning what looks to be a phenomenal (and free!) conference in New York for Thursday, March 29. I’ll keep an eye out for any videos that become available for those of us who can’t attend (even if we live in New York).
  • On the #writerwithadayjob theme: Check out “A Day in the Life,” a post by Eric Weinstein on the Ploughshares blog.
  • 4 thoughts on “The Wednesday Web Browser for Writers

    1. Sarah says:

      For some reason, I couldn’t leave this comment on the website where you wrote about Chopin, but I wanted to say that I love Chopin, too! Playing as well as listening. Did you know that Joyce Carol Oates has written of her obsession with Chopin’s music, as well? There’s something about his music that connects with writers, I think.

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Sarah, I did not know that about JCO! I’m going to have to find that!

        And as for playing…I recently attended a recital where Nancy Williams (whose site my post appears on) performed, and, I tell you, watching her and everyone else play made me wish for a piano of my own.

        1. Sarah says:

          Chopin’s music invites participation. I think I remember JCO writing about Chopin in her published journals (1974-83). But there’s got to be an easier way to find some of her thoughts on Chopin.

          1. And I’ll try to find that way!

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