Finds for Writers

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

  • Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic has published a lovely interview with my friend Faye Rapoport DesPres covering Faye’s path to writing children’s books and general questions about maintaining a writing schedule, defining writerly “success,” and more.
  • The chair of this year’s Booker Prize panel, Maya Jasanoff, shares a bit about the prize-selection process.
  • From Nicole Chung: “I’m writing a newsletter for @TheAtlantic! Advice, essays, conversations, and a lot of reading/writing/craft talk, assembled weekly just for you. If all or even some of that sounds fun or interesting to you, please go sign up!” (Temporary free access to this and any of the magazine’s other new newsletters until November 30; free access continues for magazine subscribers.)
  • Reminder: Adam O’Fallon Price is reading through the entire volume of William Trevor’s Collected Stories—and sharing an essay each week about a single story. This week’s installment focuses on Trevor’s use of point of view through reflections on “A School Story.”
  • And, right on schedule, there’s a fresh set of Jewish-lit links over on the My Machberet blog. (But as I’ve noted there, I won’t be posting a new set next week; similarly, there won’t be a Friday post here on Practicing Writing next week, either. Never fear—”Finds” will return on Friday, November 19.)

Have a great weekend, everyone.

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