Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to read over the weekend.
The benefits of reverse-outlining, according to fictionist Aaron Hamburger.
Big news from the Poetry Foundation: Robert Polito will be its next president.
So many people have been recommending “Salon’s Guide to Writing a Memoir” this week, but I can’t get past Lauren Slater’s advice–which reminds me how much (and why) I loathed Lying, which I was required to read as an MFA student. (Too bad, too, because I’d admired Slater’s previous memoirs.)
I love this free, downloadable “success chart” that’s offered on poet Kelli Russell Agodon’s blog.
Steve Almond explains “Why I Write Smut: A Manifesto.”
Have a wonderful weekend, all. See you back here on Monday.