Finds for Writers

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Each Friday, the Practicing Writing blog shares writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.

  • So far, I’ve only read one of the Lauren Groff pieces under discussion in Laura Spence-Ash’s “Reading Two Groff Companion Pieces” post on the Ploughshares blog. But I’m intrigued—I want to read the Groff novella that still waits for me and return to Spence-Ash’s craft-focused analysis. Maybe this weekend???
  • From the New York Society Library: “June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, and we present a list of relevant recent arrivals covering a wide variety of subjects and genres, including a rich selection of novels.” (You don’t need to be a library member to take note of the titles!)
  • Working with adverbs: tips from Allison K. Williams.
  • Happening virtually (and at no charge) next week: the Schomburg Center Literary Festival: Reading the African Diaspora, which “expands the center’s long tradition of championing authors of African descent from across the globe and publications that celebrate Black history and culture.” 
  • It’s been a rough week for this Jewish writer (and for a number of my friends). I explain why—and present a concluding ray of inspiration—within the latest Jewish-lit links on the My Machberet blog. I’d be grateful if you’d take a look.

Have a good weekend, all.

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2 thoughts on “Finds for Writers

  1. Maryah says:

    Finally!

    “Adverbs aren’t your enemy—but they’re subcontractors rather than friends. Invite them in to serve their purpose; bid them farewell when the job is done.”

    It annoys me when writing teachers hate on all adverbs equally. They exist in the language for a reason. They serve a purpose. Moderation in all things, including adverbs, but they have their place!

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Yes!

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