Friendly Advice

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What do you do if you find yourself befriending a writer? Rebecca Rosenblum breaks it down, answering a few FAQs regarding day drinking, topics of conversation, and reading a friend’s writing.

“If a writer publishes something in a journal or a book, all friends except those who have recently declared bankruptcy are expected to purchase one copy each (multiple copies for gifting optional). This wanes with subsequent publications, but at the beginning, the support is so terribly valued and appreciated.”

(Via Book Bench)


Lisa Dusenbery is the managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →