Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • “How to Throw a Banging Book Launch Party for Under $100”: ideas from Sandra Marchetti (and Sundress Publications). (Thanks to Anna Leahy for bringing this to my attention.)
  • I’m pretty sure that I would have loved Kim Liao’s “Why You Should Aim for 100 Rejections a Year” even if it weren’t such a perfect (and perfectly timed) complement to my own recent piece over on Literary Hub.
  • Staying with litmags for a moment: find out how one editor makes her decisions in Lisa Romeo’s guest post for the Submittable blog.
  • “Facebook’s latest News Feed update could be bad for online publishers — and good news for users who want more cute cat and baby photos.” Bad for any of us who rely on “Pages” for our own author-branding purposes, too, it seems to me. (, via theSkimm)
  • “Of Cynthia Ozick Q & As there can surely never be enough, so after I just mentioned one it’s still good to see yet another, by Eric Farwell: A Story Made Purely of Feeling: The Millions Interviews Cynthia Ozick.” Amen, M.A. Orthofer.
  • FYI: I’m heading out of town early this holiday weekend, so comment moderation will be delayed until my return. In the meantime, happy 4th of July/happy weekend, everyone!

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