Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • A lovely video profile of “Jhumpa Lahiri at Work” emphasizes the essential mystery of the writing process. (h/t @KNguyenWrites & @SaraLippmann–it was by “eavesdropping” on their Twitter convo that I ran across this video.)
  • Jamaal May offers advice on shaping a poetry collection.
  • Speaking of poetry–if you missed my mentions elsewhere of Esther Cohen’s essay about what happened when she responded to an atypical Craigslist ad, you’ll find the piece here.
  • This interview on HTMLGIANT made me want to read Elissa Washuta’s memoir (it’s coming from Red Hen Press in 2014) and provided further food for thought on memoir more generally.
  • And because we can all use this advice from time to time: “Four Simple Ways to Improve Your Day.”
  • Happy weekend, everyone!