Friday Roundup

“Any half-awake materialist well knows – that which you hold holds you.” –Tom Robbins


  • The Minimalists offer up some gorgeously simply writing advice. They offer a public service by telling us to stop self-describing as ‘aspiring.’


  • Writing Fiction  by the Gotham Writers’ Workshop, a portable masterclass in craft.



  • This week I’m reading Norman Maclean’s Young Man and Fire, the story of 15 smoke jumpers who lost their lives in the Mann Gulch Fire. It’s The Perfect Storm‘s cousin from Montana.