Thursday, August 09, 2007

Friday Find (A Few Hours Early)

"Writers and Money."

Caught your attention yet?

Victoria Strauss gives us a lot to consider on the subject in this meaty post. That's the Friday find for you to chew on over the weekend.

And speaking of the weekend, I am going on vacation (a Friday morning to Monday evening vacation, but a vacation nonetheless). I am going to the beach! I am going to benefit from the generosity of my sister and brother-in-law (and their interest in having adoring Aunt Erika around to help care for the two little ones, ages 4 and 1) and share in their enviably longer stay in paradise.

As my "house gift," I am bringing along a new book for my niece, a book I discovered via the Publishers Weekly "Children's Bookshelf" newsletter: Karen Jo Shapiro's I Must Go Down to the Beach Again and Other Poems. It's a really cute little volume (take a look here) and I can't wait to read it to my niece and her baby brother.

So I'll see you back here Tuesday. Have a great few days!

2 comments:

www.boylen.com.au said...

Yep, nothing like the word "money" in a headline to cacth attention. When I worked as a radio producer, we referred to stories that affected a person's income/spending/bills/debt etc as "hitting the hip-pocket nerve".

I have a short, journo-driven article on tips for writing at the web at: www.boylen.com.au

Erika Dreifus said...

Thanks for the comment!