Each Friday, the Practicing Writing blog shares writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.
- You may laugh; you may cry. Whatever you do, please read Jessica Salfia’s poem “The First Lines of Emails I’ve Received While Quarantining.”
- “Why You Should Start a Coronavirus Diary” (Jen A. Miller for The New York Times).
- To date, I’ve avoided taking up any specifically pandemic-oriented fiction. But Travis Holland’s essay for Fiction Writers Review makes me think that I might want to read William Maxwell’s They Came Like Swallows. And my friend Elizabeth Bales Frank’s recent reference to Katherine Anne Porter’s Pale Horse, Pale Rider, also lingers in my mind.
- Need a break from all-things-pandemic? Check out these tried-and-true tips for self-editing your prose. (Estelle Erasmus for Writer’s Digest)
- And of course, there’s a new batch of Jewish lit links up on the My Machberet blog.
And again, in case you’ve missed it: Take note of this list (updated) of emergency resources for writers: bit.ly/EmergencyResourcesWriters. Please have a good, safe, healthy weekend.