Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • A reminder from the folks at Fiction Writers Review that May is Short Story Month.
  • Now, this is refreshing: Brian Gresko suggests that “Having Children Might Actually Help Your Writing.” (Frankly, I find tiresome the woe-is-us sentiments that emanate from too many writer-parents–especially writer-parents with healthy/neurotypical children who are in school all day and supportive, bread-winning partners who make it possible for the writer-parent not to have to work another full-time job. Talk about a need to “check your privilege”!)
  • Loved Lisa Scottoline’s account of “English Class with Mr. [Philip] Roth.”
  • From Laura Maylene Walter: “How I Got Published in The Sun,” about her personal essay, “In the Twelve Years Since You Died,” which appears in the May issue of the magazine.
  • Finally, two excellent videos to recommend. The first features Ron Charles in conversation with Edward Hirsch in a discussion that touches on poetry, love, grief, and so much more. The second records a visit by Ta-Nehisi Coates to the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Moderated by the J-School’s dean, Sarah Bartlett, that video includes students’ questions and is likely to interest op-ed writers as well as many others.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone.

    2 thoughts on “Friday Finds for Writers

    1. A typically eclectic batch of links, as always helpful and engaging. Thanks, Erika!

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Thank you, Philip! Nice of you to “stop by” and comment.

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