Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • “If one purpose of a frame story in a novel is to prime the reader to listen to what might be a long or meandering tale, what’s the purpose of a frame in a short story?” Ariel Katz explores this question, citing work by Miranda July and Raymond Carver, on the Ploughshares blog.
  • “10 Tips for Effective Networking at a Writer’s Conference” (John Peragine for Writer’s Digest).
  • Looking for potential review titles for the fall? You might get some ideas from Publishers Weekly‘s fall preview coverage.
  • Jessica Keener’s #AuthorsAgainstBorderAbuse project is offering author consultation services in exchange for donations to RAICES and other organizations. (I asked her a couple of questions about it on Twitter.)
  • And over on the My Machberet blog, there’s a fresh batch of Jewish-lit links.
  • Happy weekend!

    3 thoughts on “Friday Finds for Writers

    1. Maggie Butler says:

      I’m a short story writer and enthusiast and writer and Raymond Carver fan.

      Suggestions for submissions for these for a new writer?

      Enjoy your blog.

      Thank you.

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Thanks for the comment, Maggie. I can’t give you specific advice, alas, but there are *tons* of opportunities archived in the “Monday Markets” posts. You can also do some research via the resources listed on the “Where to Publish Your Work” page of this website: https://www.erikadreifus.com/resources/where-to-publish/. Good luck!

    2. Hi, Erika, I am a writer and entrepreneur. I just want to say thanks for sharing John Peragine’s article on “10 Tips for Effective Networking at a Writer’s Conference.” I have never been to a writer’s conference, but now that I have this working knowledge on what to do, I am going to take full advantage of every writer’s conference that I possibly can in the future. I think that networking with other people who are in the same profession would be a great idea. I am excited. Once again, thank you for sharing.

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