Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • “People who shoot the occasional salvo at creative writing aren’t really interested in taking part in a conversation,” writes a group of five creative-writing professors over on Inside Higher Ed. “[B]ut we are, and we invite others in our midst to join us in this ongoing conversation about our discipline.”
  • Newly published in Poetry magazine: the late film critic Roger Ebert’s reflections on his love for poetry.
  • Must say that I agree with many of the points raised in “Should You Sync Your Facebook and Twitter Updates?” – a post I accessed via the eJewishPhilanthropy daily newsletter. (The short answer is: no.) And speaking of Twitter–one author’s public resignation from the platform has inspired Jane Friedman to consider whether Twitter “makes sense” for writers in the first place.
  • What constitutes success for poets? See what Robert Lee Brewer has to say. (Congratulations to Robert on the forthcoming release of his first poetry collection!)
  • Looking for fall-season titles for possible book-reviewing assignments? Check out the compilation of forthcoming titles that’s available via Publishers Weekly.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone. See you back here on Monday!