Friday Feast: Not Writing Every Day, Paying the Rent, Books in Prison, Writing Fiction Based on True Events, and Tips for Writers and Their Families and Friends

The days are still bright and hot throughout much of the country, but September and current events around the world have us in a darker, more contemplative mood. Sometimes, the biggest gift of stories is the opportunity to escape reality for a little while.

We considered discontinuing our use of gifs for Friday Feasts in favor of more traditional, stoic writerly images. But like great stories and tacos, they serve a purpose. They offer a laugh when we need a laugh. Here’s to that and to all of the stories, no matter what form they take.