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Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Over on the Brevity blog, Allison Williams has written an outstanding post on what’s “won” even when one’s book doesn’t sell. Many details (and the genre) may be different, but there’s so much here that I (and my unpublished manuscript) can identify with.
  • Say that your first book does sell. You may not necessarily have found a perfect “happily ever after.” On Read Her Like An Open Book, Wendy J. Fox reflects on “reconciling book sales as a debut author.”
  • Oh, that “dubious” art of the blurb! (Insights [and links] from the Biographers International Organization.)
  • I suspect that I’ll have more to say about this next week, but the first updates from the #PoetryHasValue bloggers (including mine) are up!
  • Finally, Poets & Writers has updated its Conferences & Residencies database. Likely in time to complement its March/April “Writing Retreats” issue, select content from which is now available online.
  • Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Erika, for posting Wendy J. Fox’s bracingly honest piece on book sales. I was so impressed I decided to add to her sales numbers, via a Kindle edition (I’m traveling light these days).

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