Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to read over the weekend.
“Should an M.F.A. trying to make it in her field accept an adjunct teaching job or take a break from academe?” That’s the question a writer asked The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s “Ms. Mentor.” See what the sage counselor advised.
Also on the economic front: “Ways to Fund Your Narrative Nonfiction Project.” (I have to admit that sleeping in a rental car doesn’t appeal to me at all, but others may be okay with it.)
As Short Story Month draws to a close, Elliott Holt offers a beautiful post on Chekhov’s canonical “The Lady with the Little Dog” (which happens to be one of my favorite stories, too).
Wise thoughts from Roxane Gay on promotion and publicity. One of my favorite snippets: “Share links to your new book, interview, essay, story, poem, whatever, once or twice, maybe even three times. Beyond that, you’re probably sharing too much, especially if we’re talking about a compressed time span.” (Also: Roxane was offering free books when she published her post on Tuesday. Maybe some of them are still left.)
On a related note: useful checklist of basic book-promotion materials.
Have a great weekend, everyone. See you back here on Monday!