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Practicing Writing

Welcome to Practicing Writing! Here you’ll find updates on writing and publishing opportunities (especially handy between issues of our popular monthly newsletter). You’ll discover ONLY opportunities that charge no fees, and ONLY publications/contests that will pay for your writing. The blog also shares writing-related news and resources, book reviews, and updates regarding this practicing writer’s own work.

Friday Finds for Writers

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Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.

Sorry, folks–this was an exceedingly busy week, and I’ve had to let something drop. This post was it. Look for the Friday Finds to resume next week. Meantime, enjoy your weekend!

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Wednesday’s Work-in-Progress: The Missouri Review

If you’re a subscriber or otherwise have access to the journal, you’ll find my piece, “Unmothers: Women Writing About Life Without Children,” within.

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Monday Markets for Writers: No Fees, Paying Gigs

dollar-sign-mdMonday brings the weekly batch of no-fee competitions/contests, paying submission calls, and jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction). Continue reading ›

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Sunday Sentence

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In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Here are the ways in which technology can prevent you from being killed by Hamas:

Source: Kevin Haworth, “Two Minutes” (Proxmity magazine)

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Friday Finds for Writers

Treasure Chest
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.

  • Tough talk for writers–but also very true talk–from Chuck Wendig. (h/t @ElectricLit)
  • Another not-quite-so-encouraging item: “How Personal Essays Conquered Journalism — and Why They Can’t Cut It,” by Eve Fairbanks. Some valid criticisms here.
  • On a more positive note: Nina Badzin shares “10 Resources for Writers & Bloggers.”
  • Also encouraging: Over on the Ploughshares blog, literary agent Eric Nelson argues for “Short Stories as a Path to Literary Success”.
  • “A to X Writing Advice, Courtesy of [Random House] Copy Chief Benjamin Dreyer”–via the Brevity blog.
  • Have a great weekend.

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