Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • A brief guide to essays, courtesy of Allison K. Williams and the Brevity blog.
  • On defining “who is a writer” (and who isn’t)—reflections from Joni B. Cole over on The Writer‘s website.
  • The Paris Review notes the passing of Sam Shepard—and links to his 1997 “Writers at Work” interview.
  • “What follows is a list of books Rumpus editors can’t wait to read, forthcoming in the next six months.”
  • And if it’s Friday, you’ll find a fresh set of #JewLit links over on the My Machberet blog. (Including, this week: Rachel Kadish’s new novel; a poem by Julia Knobloch; an article about Anita Diamant and Bible-inspired fiction; a job opportunity at San Francisco’s Jewish Community Library; and a chance to win a copy of Rabbi Shai Held’s forthcoming The Heart of Torah: Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion [vol. 1].) Wander over and take a look!
  • Have a great weekend, everyone. Please note that the Practicing Writing blog will be on hiatus until I return from a writing conference mid-month. See you back here soon, and thanks for your patience!