Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • The Brevity podcast is back, with a spectacular set of 15 One-Minute Memoirs. Before the memoirs are shared, however, podcast host Allison K. Williams and Audio Editor Kathryn Rose discuss why those 15 were chosen (from a field of 300+ submissions), “the process of reading and listening to all the submitted essays, and key things writers can do to make their work stand out from the rest of the submissions pile.”
  • Worthwhile Twitter thread (begun by Mike Scalise). Initial tweet: “imho part of the graduate education menu for a creative writer should be how to complete books in the margins of a 9-5 career outside of academia. It’s crazy the amount of convos I’ve had with working students about how to realize their extremely promising work.”
  • They’re not new, but they’ve been shared anew: tips from Jane Friedman for building traffic to your author website or blog.
  • Over on the BookBub site: Ricardo Fayet shares “5 Unconventional Book Launch Ideas from Professional Marketers.” (Of the five listed, two seem to me more unconventional than the rest. Can you guess which two I’m thinking of?)
  • And if it’s Friday, you’ll find a fresh batch of #JewLit links over on the My Machberet blog. Among this week’s offerings: new books for fall, a reappraisal of an old classic, “Rosh Hashanah fiction,” and more.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone!