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Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • No-nonsense advice from “Margie” at Behind the Margins: “Wanna Quit Your Day Job? Economic Realities 101.”
  • “We call them Summer Submission Parties.” So begins Risa Polansky Shiman’s post for the Brevity blog.
  • More than 20 unpublished poems by the late Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, most of them taking up romantic themes, have been discovered in boxes of his papers in Chile and will be published in Latin America and Spain in 2014 and 2015, according to reports from Spain.” No news yet about English translations.
  • D.G. Myers, for Books & Culture: “Perhaps the best examples [“of provocative and satisfying religious fiction”] are the work of two young Catholic novelists still in their thirties—William Giraldi and Christopher Beha.” (And then, a more personal essay by Myers on Good Letters, the blog of the journal Image.)
  • Finally, as a member of the Sara Lippmann Fan Club, I must point you to this new interview with Sara, which, as a bonus, presents the title story from her forthcoming collection, Doll Palace.
  • Happy weekend!

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    1. Just read the “no nonsense” advice from Margie. Great and true response she provided. The most important she said, though, was the last thing: If you’re determined to write then write, not for the money, but because it’s what you do. If you’re that kind of person, writing is always worth it.

      • Yes, but if you’re so weak from hunger that you can’t physically write, you’d probably best look for some paying work first. Then you can literally feed your passion/determination/hobby. That, alas, is the economic reality.

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