Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • My only regret about this Longform podcast with Taffy Brodesser-Akner is that it took me so long to get around to listening to it. If you’re at all interested in freelancing, parenting writing, or celebrity-profile writing—or if you simply want to eavesdrop on a super-lively conversation, do yourself a favor and listen. Soon.
  • Since I collect (okay, hoard) writing prompts, I’m grateful for this set of postings from author and professor Daniel Nester.
  • “Is there anything more head-smackingly awkward than asking favors of other writers?” So begins Rebecca Makkai’s latest excellent post for the Ploughshares blog—favor-asking template included! (Somehow, I almost missed this one–thanks to Michelle Hoover for ensuring that I caught it.)
  • Awaiting my print copy, but the November-December issue of Poets & Writers magazine is evidently out–and there’s select content online.
  • Big week at the day job–we launched Ben Nadler’s beautiful novel The Sea Beach Line. The celebration continues over the weekend.
  • Speaking of the weekend–have a great one, folks.