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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.

Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Delightful Discoveries

It pleases me so much when I learn that people are still discovering/reading Quiet Americans. And it thrills me when I find out that the book is actually being taught (especially when it is being taught alongside other authors’ work that I’ve read and admired myself). So you can imagine how absolutely delighted I was when, during last week’s vacation, I received a tip from a cousin about this course description, taken from his synagogue’s latest adult-education catalog.

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Pretty nifty, isn’t it? Continue reading ›

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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

so2015_coverIn 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.”

Natural talent matters much more than I realized when I started to teach myself how to write, and if I want to keep writing I have to make my peace with the fact that I don’t have as much of it as I would like.

Source: Michael Bourne’s “Failure Is an Option,” the “Why We Write” column in the latest (September/October 2015) issue of Poets & Writers.

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

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I am on vacation this week. Above, the beautiful blue sky from where I’m sitting. Regular blogging will resume next week. Thank you for your patience!

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Monday Markets for Writers: No Fees. Paying Gigs.

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Sunday Sentence

NJIn 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.”

When we got to Auburn, the two of us, I couldn’t understand how he rose so high, so free of his name and his looks, how he became a leader, while I was just some other guy from the joke state of New Jersey.

Source: Pamela Erens, The Virgins

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