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.

  • Happy 20th birthday (!) to The Literary Saloon, a truly terrific blog that’s always full of worldwide literary news.
  • I’ll admit that I am not able to follow every detail of U.S. v. Bertelsmann SE & CO. KGaA, et al., what Publishers Weekly summarizes as “the U.S. Department of Justice’s bid to block Penguin Random House’s acquisition of rival Big Five publisher Simon & Schuster.” But PW is doing an impressive job covering the case.
  • “Starting at the very beginning, in memoir, essays or novels, is a very bad place to start.” So Allison K. Williams argues (and explains) on the Brevity blog.
  • In her latest post for Writer Beware, Victoria Strauss warns against “Bait and Switch Scams.” (The example she begins with caught my attention in particular because the scammers invoke a disorder known as apraxia, with which our family has some experience.)
  • And, reliably, you’ll find the latest Jewish-lit links posted over on the My Machberet blog.

Have an excellent weekend!

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