Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.
Over on The Missouri Review’s blog, Michael Nye has posted some thoughts on MFA degrees that I find resonant–others, Facebook has indicated to me, are finding them provocative.
Following the death of Gabriel García Márquez, The New Yorker has unlocked García Márquez materials from its archive.
Francine Prose and Leslie Jamison take on the question, “Is It O.K. to Mine Real Relationships for Literary Material?”.
On advocating “but”; I share the author’s enthusiasm for the word, but have found it edited out all too often.
And for your weekend listening: a podcast of Richard Ford’s recent conversation with Ron Charles, courtesy of The Pen/Faulkner Foundation.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.