Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to read over the weekend.
We can’t all be students in the University of Michigan’s MFA program, but thanks to Fiction Writers Review, we can get a sense of Colson Whitehead’s recent visit there.
From the Ploughshares blog: “If you want to get out of the slush pile, one of the worst things you can do is write a lackluster first paragraph.”
The Knight Foundation has apologized for paying plagiarist Jonah Lehrer a $20,000 speaking fee.
New and worthy reads on the horizon, courtesy of The Quivering Pen and Fiction Writers Review.
Finally, just slightly later than the rest of us, The New York Times has discovered Goodreads.
Have a great weekend, everyone. See you back here on Monday!