Friday Finds for Writers

Treasure ChestWriting-related resources, news, and reflections to read over the weekend.

  • Terrific Twitter tips culled from Sree Sreenivasan’s presentation at April’s American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) conference.
  • “I’m sorry – was my sarcasm not coming through clearly enough? Then let me voice my reaction a bit more bluntly: Boo-freaking-hoo. You poor thing, you.” Keith Cronin wants writers to “say no to woe.” To which I say: Amen.
  • Eight ways not to plug your book, courtesy of Mridu Khullar Relph and The Writer magazine. (By the way, Relph offers examples of freelance queries that worked for her to anyone who signs up for her weekly newsletter.)
  • Looking for some reading suggestions? Ron Slate asked thirty poets, novelists, editors, bloggers and reviewers (including yours truly) to share their summer reading lists.
  • This lovely, inspiring post from Laura Maylene Walter contains lots of interesting nuggets, including a mention of the annual awarding of the lucrative Sophie Kerr Prize (Walter is a previous prize recipient).
  • Have a great weekend, everyone. See you back here on Monday.