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Friday Finds for Writers

The weekly collection of writing-related resources, news, and reflections to read over the weekend.

  • A dilemma for lots of writers (yours truly included): how open to be about one’s political beliefs and causes. Here’s Jenna Blum’s take on the matter.
  • Free today (and, I believe, through the weekend, but don’t hold me to that): “13 Ways to Get the Writing Done Faster,” an e-book by Linda Formichelli and Carol Tice. If you follow this blog, you know that I’m always linking to posts on Linda’s and Carol’s blogs.
  • Wise words from Jamie Todd Rubin in this “FAQ: Will You Read My Story/Refer Me To Your Agent/Help Me Write A Query Letter, Etc.?” (thanks to @mabfan for the find).
  • And speaking of wisdom: Roxane Gay explains why writers should be wary of Simon & Schuster’s new self-publishing arm, Archway Publishing.
  • ICYMI: My latest thoughts on “Jewish fiction,” inspired by Tablet Magazine’s new fiction series, over on My Machberet.
  • Enjoy the weekend, all (and, Practicing Writer newsletter subscribers, look for the December issue to arrive imminently). See you back here on Monday.

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    5 Responses »

    1. Thank you so much, Erika. Particularly loved the Jenna Blum post.

    2. Excellent list this week!! Every find a jewel. Thanks.

    3. Thanks for the mention, Erika — and yes, it is free on Kindle only, through Sunday night. Appreciate it if anyone who snags it leaves us an Amazon review!

    4. Thank you Sarah!
      I started with the Jenna Blume Post and will enjoy my homework the rest of the weekend.

    5. So glad that you are all so pleased with this week’s finds!

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