Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • New on Jane Friedman’s site: “How to Smartly Evaluate a Small Publisher.”
  • “Hate speech will not go away, but it can be drowned out.” So writes Howard Lovy as he explains a new series over on the Foreword Reviews website.
  • ‘Fess up. At some point, you’ve at least thought about starting your own bookstore. Here’s a reality check on what’s involved to make that fantasy happen, via The New York Times.
  • On the Ploughshares blog, Elizabeth O’Brien remembers the poetry of Leonard Cohen.
  • Some tried-and-true “hacks to unleash creative thinking (when writers need it most). Via and Nina Amir.
  • Have a lovely weekend, everyone.