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Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Fridge Clean-Out: Writerly Links for Your Weekend

Here's some of what caught my eye this week.

+ Editor Unleashed's 25 Best Writing Blogs 2009 – five in each of five categories. (I didn't make the final list, but appreciated the nomination and votes!) Bookmark this for days when you need a little inspiration, a little commiseration, a little advice, maybe a little kick in the butt.

+ If you've read this blog for any length of time, you know I'm a big fan of essay collections. So I'm enjoying the short excerpts and other material on the blog for P.S. What I Didn't Say. Unsent Letters to Our Female Friends, edited by Megan McMorris.

+ Some good tips for revising one's own work, via Natalie Whipple's blog.

+ Lots of TV concepts and scripts purchased by networks never make it to the screen. Let's hope this one, a comedy titled "Open Books," and based in part on my favorite editor-turned-agent, does.

+ Nathan Bransford, agent-blogger, compiled this terrific glossary of publishing industry terms.

+ This mix of writing workshops, offered through the Writers Circle in Warwick, RI, looks affordable and has an admirable teacher list.

+ Finally (and funnily) one screenwriter articulates the ultimate response to passing acquaintances who ask him to read and critique their work, gratis. Brace yourself.

Have a great weekend.

1 comment:

drew said...

Love the Village Voice piece.

thanks for the link!

- drew