Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • “On a good day, twenty percent of the advice you get will be directly applicable to your work, and that’s a generous estimate.” This and more sage advice from Elizabeth McCracken for those contemplating MFA study.
  • Some excellent insights into book publicity in Maria Gagliano’s interview with Diana Franco on the Slice site.
  • As someone whose writing has and continues to be deeply influenced by her family history, I’m loving Maud Newton’s new series of interviews with authors about ancestry. I’m especially happy to see Celeste Ng featured in the latest installment.
  • A new interview is up on the MFA Day Job blog, this time with Morgan Parker, a poet and a museum educator.
  • And over on the Grub Street blog, Katrin Schumann offers some good radio-interview hints for writers.
  • Have a great weekend, all!