Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • I love Austin Kleon’s “33 Thoughts on Reading.” (h/t @BookRiot)
  • “Odd people, curious conversations, and as many disappointments as laughs and sales. That’s the life of an author on the road, I suppose. Other authors have known it forever. I’m just starting to find out. But, trust me, I’d rather have all these experiences than none at all.” So writes John Vanderslice about making the rounds with his new book.
  • “If it were up to me, every undergraduate writing program would help their students better understand the economics of the writing life and how authors or artists do manage to put together a full-time living from doing what they love.” From Jane Friedman’s superb article on the AWP website. (And to which I add: every graduate writing program, too.)
  • Slain journalist Steven Sotloff’s family has launched a foundation in his memory. “It is our hope that the professionalism, determination and strength of this extraordinary young journalist will continue to touch the lives of thousands of others and tell their stories in meaningful ways.” (h/t @Yair_Rosenberg)
  • And in case you needed any reminders, Jane Roper explains “Why a Writing Residency Rocks.”
  • Happy weekend!