Each Friday, the Practicing Writing blog shares writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.
- “Think of it as a Money Diaries post except it’s only about grad school and it’s not anonymous.”—Victoria Buitron introduces “Should You Go Into Debt for Your MFA,” her recent post for the Brevity blog.
- I’m a couple of weeks late sharing this one, but Mary Beth Keane’s New York Times essay is a gorgeous tribute to the power of a writing teacher (in this case, Mary Gordon).
- “I’ve been an event manager for two large independent bookstores for over four years, and I get asked all the time about what is the best way to reach out to your local indie. I’m starting a thread below containing some of my best tips!” Thank you, Elissa Sweet! (And thank you, @ShelfAwareness, for ensuring that I caught it.)
- The Washington Post offers an intriguing piece (reported by Travis DeShong) about training to become an audiobook narrator.
- And if it’s Friday, you’ll find a new Jewish-lit links post over on My Machberet.
Have a great weekend, everyone.