Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • “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
  • 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.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone!