Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Fridge Clean-Out: Links for Writers, July 30th Edition (+ a book give-away)

►Over at The Awl, good reading for those who love copy editors, those who have worked as copy editors, those still working as copy editors, and those who, like the writer, have been there/done that and don't want to again. (Phew, 150 comments!  And who said copy editing is boring?)

►I hadn't ever thought about publishing anything on Scribd, but after reading about Hyla Molander's experience (via Jane Friedman's There Are No Rules blog), it makes me wonder.

►For writers curious about opportunities to supplement income and/or build a small portfolio of online freelance pieces, MediaShift looked at one editor's experience at a hyper-local news site. 

►I've loved the writer Beth Kephart since reading her memoir A Slant of Sun, about raising her developmentally challenged son, a decade ago. So I was happy to recently discover her blog, and this short but oh-so-true post for memoir writers, about how we remember.

►Today is the 75th anniversary of Penguin Books, and to help celebrate, the publisher asked bloggers to help them give away some books. I'm happy to oblige, because hey, where would we readers be if not for that little penguin on the spines of all those books we read as kids?  If you'd like to win a copy of Kathleen Flinn's memoir, The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry (about her year at a venerable Parisian cooking school), leave a comment on this post only (and be sure there is a way for me to contact you via email if you're chosen). Comments for the give-away will close on Friday, August 7 at midnight.

Have a great weekend.


Lisa Carter said...

Such great links every Friday, Lisa! Thanks...
Please enter me in the draw for The Sharper the Knife, the Less You Cry.
lisa (at)

Middle-aged Diva said...

Love your Fridays--it's the only time I encounter a fridge cleanout! Please enter me in the draw for The Sharper the Knife...thanks! Carol (ccassara -at- aol)

Jan said...

Lisa, Love your Friday's Fridge Clean-Out. I'd love to win the book.

Liane said...

I always look forward to your Friday Fridge Clean-outs -- best left-overs around! Thanks for the guest blog earlier this week from my friend Candy Schulman. She's my long-time go-to person for all my publishing questions. I hope you'll feature her again soon.

Please enter me in the draw for "The Sharper the Knife."

Uli said...

I can't wait to read "The Sharper the Knife" -- food and writing go together as well as food and wine . . . or did I mean wine and writing? This one's on my list whether I win or not.

Thanks for another great Friday post!

Jesaka Long said...

In addition to entering here to win a copy of The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry, I can't wait to check out Beth Kephart's blog. Thanks for such a great round up of links.


jesaka (at)

Chryselle said...

Lisa, I've spent the last hour reading through Beth's blog - thanks for mentioning her. She's such a fine writer. I'm going to think of her while trying out your prompts tonight.

Please enter me in the draw for the book. Thanks.

chryselled at gmail dot com

Kim Klugh said...

Hi Lisa,
I check your blog daily and love the links--it's like going on a writing scavenger hunt. I am a fan of foodie memoirs, so toss my name in the hat, please. My latest summer book purchase is Will Write for Food, by Dianne Jacob.
You have a great weekend as well.

P.S. The memoir I'm currently reading is Chosen by a Horse by Susan Richards.

Quinton said...

Love your Friday 'fridge purge' offerings, especially today as I prepare to donate my actual old fridge to a local food pantry.
Yes, please enter me in the draw for The Sharper the Knife....Merci mille fois!
Quinton (

Ann said...

Dear Lisa,
Look forward to your "fridge clean-out" and have added your suggested blogs to my favorites. Writing and cooking,what a combo.Pleaseenter me in the draw.
Ann (

Jenny said...

I've been looking for a good book to read for an upcoming trip... Slant of the Sun it is. Thank you!

Jenny said...

I loved your essay in Skirt! The recent guest post by Candy Schulman was great, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Romeo said...

Congratulations, Jesaka, you're the winner.

Thanks everyone for participating. And thanks to Penguin for providing the free book.