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.

  • If, like me, you’ve struggled mightily with crafting story endings, you’ll want to take a look at Jenny Shank’s craft essay “How to Write an Ending” (Catapult).
  • And from Jacqui Banaszynski (Nieman Storyboard): another craft-focused nugget, this time focusing on the use of sensory detail (something else I’ve struggled with) through a close reading of text from Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Brain.
  • In which Jane Friedman responds to this week’s New York Times article titled “Millions of Followers? For Book Sales, ‘It’s Unreliable'”: “Is it really unreliable? Or is it publishers falling asleep at the wheel? Or is it the case of not-so-great books being published and no one wanting them?”
  • “50 Flash Markets” curated by Eric Scott Tryon (not all are fee-free, and not all are paying, so be forewarned about that).
  • And there are some real goodies in the latest batch of Jewish-lit links over on the My Machberet blog.

Enjoy your weekend!

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