Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Did you miss the latest NonfictioNOW conference? So did I. But over on the Brevity blog, Jen Palmares Meadows has provided a two-part report on the panel “The View from the Slush Pile,” which featured panelists Hattie Fletcher (Managing Editor, Creative Nonfiction), Steve Church (Founding Editor, The Normal School), Stephanie G’Schwind (Editor, Colorado Review), and Ander Monson (Editor, DIAGRAM).
  • Over on Book Riot, Jessica Pryde writes on that subject we all have to face: weeding one’s bookshelves.
  • News about a lovely-sounding exhibit (and ancillary programming) here in New York for the 50th anniversary of the French children’s publisher L’École des Loisirs.
  • The main reason I’m on Instagram is so I can lurk and see what the younger people in my family are up to. But one day, I may actually post something there myself. If and when that happens, I’ll be glad to have found “5 Ways to Use Instagram as an Author,” a guest post on Jane Friedman’s site.
  • “This year, for the first time ever, most of my income is coming from writing and managing and organizing. Well-meaning family members ask when I’m going to get a job, having as hard a time as I am wrapping their heads around what it is I ‘do’ for a living. Defining myself as a babysitter or a waitress was always easier than claiming an identity as a writer.” An honest and important post by Leigh Stein, over on the VIDA site.
  • Have a good weekend, everyone.