Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things.

1. Prompts and exercises have always been important to my writing practice, and that goes for the work that came together as Birthright, my new book of poems. You’ll find some reflections on this—including links to helpful resources if you’re looking for prompts, yourself—in this guest post on Trish Hopkinson’s site.

2. My undergraduates have another paper due tomorrow, and to help them along, I’ve shared with them another tip sheet on editing and proofreading, this time from the Writing Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. This particular handout has spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors embedded within it. Test yourself?

3. Coming soon: I’ll be hosting the December Jewish Book Carnival over on the My Machberet blog. If you’re someone who blogs about Jewish books, you can find out more about the project (along with info on how to participate in December’s Carnival) on the website of the Association of Jewish Libraries.

2 thoughts on “Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

  1. diana rosen says:

    Just received my copy of BIRTHRIGHT and I’m eager to dive in. Congrats!

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      I’m so happy to hear that, Diana. Thank you! (And if you are so inclined after you’ve finished reading–reviews on Goodreads and/or Amazon are always welcome!)

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