Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Remember the B. Dalton bookstore chain? Pamela Paul sure does. She worked at a B. Dalton store once upon a time, and this week she published an essay about that experience.
  • Some notes on (and against) ambition from Elisa Albert. (Thanks, Emily Barton, for pointing this out.)
  • Congratulations to John Vanderslice on his recent promotion to full professor—and many thanks to him for sharing his reflections upon reaching this milestone.
  • Congratulations as well to Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, whose memoir The Fact of a Body launched this week. Find out more in “Rejection, Truth-Making, and a Narrative Stegosaurus: a Conversation with Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich,” on the Grub Street blog.
  • And, as per usual, you’ll find some new Jewish-lit links over on the My Machberet blog.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone.