Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Found myself nodding along as I read Laura Bennett’s take (for Slate) on some perils of the personal essay.
  • People are talking (and tweeting) about this writing advice from Heather Havrilesky.
  • For the most part, I agree with Frances Caballo’s list of “10 Things Authors Should Never Do on Twitter.” (I do think that #8, if practiced sparingly, isn’t always bad.) (Thanks for leading me to this, @CaseyClaunch.)
  • See also: Alesia Hsiao’s “10 Things You Need to Stop Doing on Social Media.”
  • And congratulations to my pal Mike Scalise, who award-winning memoir manuscript The Brand New Catastrophe will be published by Sarabande Books in 2017.
  • Have a good weekend, all.