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Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • “As writers, I think we should be cautious about asking each other for time and feedback. I also think we should exercise a few strategies to protect our time when people we don’t know well ask for our assistance with their work. Here are some ideas we can do to keep other people’s writing from interfering with our own.” Super blog post from Karen Craigo.
  • “Improving Your Book Descriptions and Audience Targeting”: a video lesson from Jane Friedman that I plan to watch asap.
  • Some wonderful news about a wonderful poet: Jeanetta Calhoun Mish has been named Oklahoma Poet Laureate. Congratulations to her!
  • “The Limits and Freedoms of Literary Regionalism: Edward P. Jones and the Other Side of Capitol Hill” by Evan Nicole Brown is the latest in a Ploughshares blog series “exploring literary regionalism, focusing on different authors who I consider to be “setting-specific writers.”
  • And if it’s Friday, you’ll also find a new batch of Jewish literary links over on my other blog.
  • Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.

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