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Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • These days, I receive far more requests for “quick editing help” (free of charge, of course) from total and near-total strangers than I do from family and friends. Still, I found much that resonated in Nina Badzin’s latest advice column for The HerStories Project, in which Nina grapples with these sorts of tricky situations.
  • A piece I’ve bookmarked and hope to read ASAP: Alexander Chee “In Defense of the Present Tense” (for Lit Hub).
  • Also bookmarked: “Hiroshima,” John Hersey’s famous 1946 report “on the bombing and its aftermath,” which The New Yorker has made available.
  • As pleased as I am to be part of a panel that has been accepted for AWP’s next conference in Los Angeles, I’ve been following the concerns expressed by writers with disabilities about the conference and and its programming. And I’m grateful to see that AWP is responding.
  • Thanks to @AviyaKushner for pointing me to Christine Sneed’s brief analysis of the opening paragraph of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah (another novel that has been on my TBR list way too long).
  • Have a great weekend, everyone.

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    1. Thanks for linking to the AWP disability rights efforts! Really important to get the word out to allies.

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