Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Casey N. Cep debunks “The Myth of the Artist’s Creative Routine”: “There is no secret ingredient to artistic success; no magic routine for producing art.”
  • On the Grub Daily blog, Ethan Gilsdorf shares “five tips to get that op-ed out of your head and into the headlines.”
  • Stephanie Vanderslice celebrates the publishing success of one of her first (and evidently favorite!) students.
  • One of the moments I appreciate in this interview with Akhil Sharma (whose Family Life I am now reading) is Sharma’s acknowledgment of a difference between the terms “immigrant writing” and “immigrant writer” (my emphasis). This kind of distinction is one I’ve argued for before.
  • I’m eager to read my subscription copy of the April/May Poets & Writers magazine when it arrives–looks as though there’s quite a bit about writing contests within–but in the meantime, I’m perusing some of the issue content that’s already available online.
  • Happy weekend!