Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to read over the weekend.
Just discovered (and have added to the blogroll) Essay Daily, “a space for ongoing conversation about essays & essayists of note, contemporary and not-so-much.” (h/t Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog)
Terrific piece by Daniel Nester, “Notes on a Mentor,” which is also a tribute to poet Afaa M. Weaver.
Ran across two items this week that together seemed to reflect the ambivalence I sometimes sense about my own situation as a writer with a day job: Amy Gutman’s “The Day Job is Having Its Moment” and Laura Maylene Walter’s “Security” (be sure to take note of the excerpt Walter includes from Heather Sharfeddin’s equally relevant post).
Carol Tice shares her “best book marketing tip for creating maximum buzz.”
It’s not that I’m glad that these writers didn’t attend my class at the Whidbey Writers Workshop low-res MFA program a couple of weeks back; it’s just that I’m delighted with the product of the session they chose to attend instead: recording a radio broadcast featuring their work. (Excellent weekend listening for you!)
Happy weekend, everyone!