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Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday Fridge Clean-Out: July 9th Edition

► Crossword aficionados will enjoy this March interview with Will Shortz, editor of the New York Times crosswords.

► Author Julie Buxbaum (The Opposite of Love, After You) has launched Julie Has Writer’s Blog, and it’s already brimming with inspiration, interviews, and her wonderfully idiosyncratic brand of writerly musing.

► Ira Sukrungruang, founding editor of Sweet, an online literary journal, also publishes a blog, The Clever Title, filled with his own and guests’ thoughts on books read. Even though Ira has graciously published my work in Sweet, I actually stumbled over his blog because for months I’ve been teaching from Roger Rosenblatt’s wonderful memoir, Making Toast, and was searching out additional online opinions, and found one there.

►Over at the Renegade Writer, Linda Formachelli asks Would You Rather Get Paid or Get Read?

► Another blog you might like: Narrative Nonfiction.

► Don’t you love a pseudo-procrastination tip that’s actually also a creative, craft-enhancing exercise too? Check out Sharpie Poems. I had way too much fun with this the other night.

►The Savvy Book Marketer has some useful tips for planning and choosing an author photo.

► And finally, anyone who has spent some time alone home with a baby will appreciate this Message With a Bottle tumbler, in which a stay-at-home writer Dad gets creative (and likely keeps from going crazy).

Have a great weekend.

1 comment:

drew said...

Lisa,
Thanks so much for the linkup. Nice of you to spread Sharpie love.