Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • “When I interview an author, or take the time to read an author interview, I almost always find something of inspiration, of writerly solace, to take with me.” From Amy Yelin’s “Why I Love Author Interviews” on the Solstice Literary Magazine blog.
  • A holiday present from Anca Szilagyi and the writers she polled: “All-Time Favorite Writing Prompts,” on the Ploughshares blog.
  • Ever-reliable advice from Jane Friedman in “Facebook for Authors: Getting Started Guide.”
  • David Abrams’s “The Quivering Pen” blog always has such great material. One recent example: David’s post on “Best First Lines of 2014.”
  • And finally, in what may be my absolute favorite online discovery this week, Alison Manheim writes on “Checking Out: A Writer Reboots in Midlife.” (Massive thanks to Anna Leahy for sharing this.)
  • Happy weekend!