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Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Whether you’ve already seen the Allison K. Williams tweet that went viral this week or not, you’ll likely appreciate Allison’s reflections about age, time, choices, and writing.
  • Three easy things that librarian Linda Johns wishes that authors would do to promote their own books. (Thanks to Elise Hooper for directing me to this one.)
  • After one year of full-time freelancing, Tatiana Walk-Morris has learned some lessons. And she has shared them.
  • As per usual: Crystal King offers excellent advice on the Grub Writes blog, this time with “Five Things Socially Savvy Authors Should Do Every Day.”
  • And if it’s Friday, you’ll find a fresh batch of #JewLit links over on the My Machberet blog. Among this week’s offerings: Cynthia Ozick, Ayelet Tsabari, and me.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone!

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    1. Dear Erika,

      Just wanted to thank you again for all you do for writers. I lost everything in Hurricane Harvey, but looking forward to your Monday and Friday posts really helped me get through a tough year. I didn’t freelance as much, but I still did some, and even if I couldn’t follow through on everything, your posts always reminded me that there will always be new opportunities to pursue for writers…I am a theater critic in Houston and the one thing I still did was those reviews, and so now I am looking forward to writing more of my own stuff and fewer things about other people’s art…so thank you for all the hard work you do letting us know about great authors, great advice, and writing possibilities…I truly appreciate it so much.

      Best wishes,
      Dr. Doni Wilson
      Houston Baptist University
      Houstonia Magazine

      • Oh, my goodness. Doni, I don’t think I’ve ever received a comment quite like this. If I helped you at all, I am so glad. I hope that everything is more secure for you now, and I send all of my very best wishes. Thank you so much for sharing these thoughts with me.

    2. Dr. Wilson’s gratitude reminds me that we gain more from giving than we do from receiving. I can’t think of a time I have opened up The Practicing Writer and not thought about how much of a treasure Erika Dreifus is for giving me and others the resources to pursue our art.

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