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Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Very interesting craft-essay-type piece by Kevin Pickard, “Should Fiction Be Timeless? Pop Culture References in Contemporary Novels.” (Electric Lit)
  • Making the rounds this week: Jeannine Hall Gailey’s “The Amazing Disappearing Woman Writer” essay on The Rumpus. (One piece of information here that caught my interest: Gailey is working on a book, PR for Poets, for Two Sylvias Press.)
  • And on a related note: In “10 Over 75,” Bethanne Patrick reminds us of some “old and wise” authors whose work we’d do well to keep atop our tbr lists. (Literary Hub)
  • On the other end of the age spectrum: Jane Friedman offers excellent “writing advice for children and teens.”
  • And over on Book Riot, Claire Handscombe offers “99 Ways to Spread the Word About a Book You Love.”
  • Happy weekend, everyone.

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    4 Responses »

    1. Hi Erika, I enjoy your posts so much, thank you for everything.

      That last link to 99 Ways is not working, it goes to the 10 Over 75 story. I would love to read the 99 Ways. I was planning to share it on the Main Street Rag page too. A little bit of thievery I hope you don’t mind! I shared your Monday Markets post last week.

      Thanks again!

      • Hi, Beth. Sorry about the link–it’s fixed now. And “thievery” is fine–so long as credit is given (links preferred!). Thanks very much.

    2. Hi Erika,

      Fantastic wrap-up. Some super useful articles there.

      Particularly thankful for being pointed to “writing advice for children and teens” by Jane Friedman – this was exactly what I needed today.

      Thanks Erika!



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