Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • I’m sorry that I missed Monday’s online chat with Karen Joy Fowler about We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, but grateful for the report and archived discussion. (I *loved* the book.)
  • Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer passed away this week. The Literary Saloon rounds up some obituaries and a link to Gordimer’s “Art of Fiction” interview in The Paris Review.
  • “It’s fair to say that there is precisely zero anticipation in the larger world for the book, with the possible exception of my mother, who is my biggest booster….” So writes John Warner about his forthcoming story collection Tough Day for the Army. Frankly, after reading this essay, I’m with Warner mère–I’m anticipating the book eagerly.
  • From the department of social media: Becky Gaylord’s “12 Most Basic Ways for Beginners to Rock Twitter.” (h/t @TweetSmarter)
  • I bookmarked this piece listing memorable quotations from Maya Angelou several weeks ago–I keep thinking, especially, about this line.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone!