Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to read over the weekend.
“Everyone tells you to write what you know. It’s the tried-and-true advice every writer hears at some point in her career. But to take my writing to a deeper level, I’ve found that a better practice is to simply write what frightens you, haunts you, even.” So writes Sarah Jio for the NYT “Draft” series.
U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will serve another term–and launch a new series on the PBS NewsHour. (h/t @RonCharles)
Rebecca Makkai uncovers some “stealth clichés” (and invites you to add others) on the Ploughshares blog.
Remember when I told you about Tom Hopkins’s The Year of Living Autobiographically? Here’s an update on the book’s availability.
Just what the doctor ordered (for me, anyway, and perhaps for you, too): Cortney Phillips’s “How to Stop Feeling Guilty If You Are Not a Writer Who Writes Everyday.”
Have a great weekend, everyone. See you back here on Monday!