Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer (and a Super-Short Break)

For those of you who may count on our post schedule, a quick heads-up: This will be the final post from Practicing Writing for a week. Expect the next post to arrive next Wednesday, May 18. This means that we’ll skip this Friday’s “Finds” post, the #SundaySentence, and next Monday’s “Markets and Jobs.” (No need to worry—everything’s fine, and I’ll be back!)

Now, for some quick updates.

1. This development (it’s the second, larger tweet, although I can’t seem to show it without the first) made me so happy!

2. As you may have heard, this year’s Pulitzer Prize in fiction has gone to Joshua Cohen for The Netanyahus, a book whose title in its entirety reads, The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family. There is a lot brewing in my mind about this novel—and its selection. Although at this point I don’t expect to write about it, some of those thoughts-that-might-be-directed-to-an-essay are most definitely on my mind, because last night I literally dreamed that I was discussing them with Noah Efron (who, I’d noticed before I retired last evening, had “liked” one of my related tweets).

3. And a quick cross-post from the My Machberet blog: You still have a week to enter this giveaway!

an open spiral notebook with a pen resting on a blank page, plus a text label that reads, "Midweek Notes."

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