“Shut off Facebook and other social media sites. I cannot stress this enough.” One of Kelly Robertson’s tips for a solo writing retreat, via DeadDarlings.com.
On the Ploughshares blog: Doug Cornett provides some arresting (no pun intended) context for Joyce Carol Oates’s famous “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”.
Over on Literary Hub, Colleen Dunn Bates of Prospect Park Books shares “10 Lessons from 10 Years of Running a Small Press.”
For her part, over on There Are No Rules, Jessica Strawser offers some smart lessons for authors—including reflections on the author questionnaires, blurbs, and page proofs.
And a quick message to those of you compiling 2017 title-preview lists and/or looking for books to review: digital galleys of Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew, published by Fig Tree Books, where I am Media Editor, are now available.
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.
Have a great weekend, everyone!