Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • In case you haven’t heard, Oprah announced a new Book Club Pick this week: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Many congratulations to Tayari (who was featured in The Practicing Writer back when a previous novel, Silver Sparrow, was published).
  • Also making sure you caught this earlier in the week: The Association of Jewish Libraries announced the winner and honor titles for its inaugural Jewish Fiction Award. See my report for Tablet.
  • Just last week, a friend asked me for advice on creative nonfiction conferences. And just this week, the Brevity blog presented this counsel from Lisa Romeo, with a focus on HippoCamp.
  • An intriguing overview of book cover trends, via a guest post by Calvin Emerson for Joel Friedlander’s site.
  • And remember: If it’s Friday, you’ll find a fresh set of #JewLit links over on My Machberet.
  • Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.