Friday Finds for Writers

For the weekend: some writing-related reflections, news, and resources to enjoy.

  • Some thoughtful reflections on and suggestions for “Pushing Through the Perils of Teaching Online.”
  • Lee Gutkind’s recent “Opinionator” piece provides an excellent reminder of the primacy of scenes. (Not surprisingly, Gutkind’s focus here is nonfiction, but frankly, I often find scenes more challenging when I’m writing fiction.)
  • A vicarious trip to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, courtesy of poet Chloe Yelena Miller. (Reminder: If you may be interested in attending Bread Loaf–or writing conferences more generally–and you live in the Boston area, there’s still time to sign up for this seminar at Grub Street.)
  • Great news from Wordamour (hint: something to do with a literary agent). Congratulations, Steph!
  • And ending on another happy note: a nice development in the story of The Writer magazine.
  • Enjoy the weekend, everyone. It’s a holiday weekend here in the U.S.A., but I’ll bring you a post on Monday nonetheless.

    6 thoughts on “Friday Finds for Writers

    1. Amy Morgan says:

      Thanks for the Friday Finds Erika. I enjoyed Lee Gutkind’s piece and getting good news about The Writer magazine helped wrap up a long week very nicely!

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Agreed! Hope you are having a lovely weekend, Amy.

    2. So glad to hear The Writer has been saved. I dropped my Writers Digest subscription years ago because I found The Writer so much more worthwhile.

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Thanks for commenting, Janet.

    3. Thanks for posting the “teaching online” piece. I enjoyed reading. I personally dread the thought of ever having to teach online.

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Oh, Armand–you can do it!

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