Each Friday, the Practicing Writing blog shares writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.
- Over on Jane Friedman’s site, Penny Sansevieri offers advice on “How to Secure Early Endorsements (Blurbs) for Your Book.” (Check also my own archival contribution to this subject.)
- Meantime, Sharon Oard Warner describes “the pleasures and particulars of the novella” for Fiction Writers Review.
- Once upon a time, I was a Boston-based Francophile grad student trying to build a book-reviewing practice, and one of the publishers whose books most appealed to me was Godine. Thus, Mark Shanahan’s recent “Q&A with David Godine about ‘Godine at Fifty’ and the press he founded to publish ‘books that matter for people who care’” appealed to me, too. (H/T The Literary Saloon; let me advise you that if you’re not a subscriber and have already accessed your quota of free Boston Globe articles, you may not be able to read the full piece online.)
- If you’re trying to keep up with the end-of-year book lists (even though, of course, IT’S STILL NOVEMBER! Sorry—I’m personally just not ready for these lists!), the Largehearted Boy “list of lists” will help you.
- And, yes, you’ll find the latest Jewish literary links posted over on the My Machberet blog.
Have a great weekend, everyone.