Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • “Many first manuscript attempts are not publishable, even after revision, yet they are necessary and vital for a writer’s growth.” That’s my favorite line in Jane Friedman’s “How Long Should You Keep Trying to Get Published?”
  • On The Artist’s Road, Patrick Ross has been sharing lots of “nuggets” from his latest residency in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program.
  • Susan Shapiro explains why, over a long teaching career, she has made “the humiliation essay” her “signature assignment.”
  • Wondering what an Intro to Creative Writing course might be like? Check out the course syllabus for the students lucky enough to study with Salvatore Pane at the University of Indianapolis this spring.
  • Weekend listening: I’m going to conserve some time this weekend to listen to this fiction podcast from The New Yorker: Tony Earley reads William Maxwell’s “Love.” Plus, a conversation between Earley and The New Yorker‘s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
  • Happy weekend, all. See you back here on Monday.

    3 thoughts on “Friday Finds for Writers

    1. Patrick Ross says:


      Thanks for the link to my MFA Nuggets from the VCFA MFA in Writing residency! Appearing on your blog, and just below Jane Friedman, is a high point of the day!



      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Hi, Patrick. The thanks are mine! I feel as though I’m getting a post-MFA certificate as I read your posts.

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