Friday Finds for Writers

Treasure ChestWriting-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.