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