Friday Finds for Writers

The weekly collection of writing-related resources, news, and reflections to read over the weekend.

  • 10 smart posts for newbie freelancers, courtesy of Dollars & Deadlines.
  • Also good for newbies: useful overview piece on how & where to get your short stories published.
  • It’s feeling a lot like winter around here, so I’m grateful for these “Five Winter Reads” suggested on the Fiction Writers Review site.
  • Working on historical fiction, or another historically-infused project? You’re likely to learn something from Jeanne Sakata’s account of writing her first play, “Hold These Truths,” about the life of civil rights icon Gordon Hirabayashi.
  • By now, we all know about NaNoWriMo. Among related efforts is the November PAD (Poem-A-Day) challenge. I haven’t managed to participate regularly, but I’m grateful for the prompts.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone. Please come back Monday for the usual markets post.