Each Friday, the Practicing Writing blog shares writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.
- “You Have a Great Idea for a Story. Where Do You Start?” (Joni Cole for Jane Friedman’s site).
- “Covid, Inclusivity, and Mindfulness: Three Years of Picture Book Trends” (Elizabeth Dulemba for Publishers Weekly).
- Douglas Glover, a longtime faculty member for the Vermont College of Fine Arts low-residency MFA program, recently announced his resignation for that program. In a series of Substack posts, he has shared some (unsurprisingly, lovely) writing about teaching, and the history of low-res MFA programs, and, well, life. The evidently final installment came this week (if you need to catch up, here are the first and second ones).
- A timely reminder from Mike Scalise: “List season is starting early this year, so I’m issuing my annual reminder that if your book gets on year-end lists, you wrote a good book. And if your book doesn’t get on year-end lists, guess what you wrote a good book.”
- And there’s plenty to check out (including a new fellowship) in the latest Jewish-lit links on the My Machberet blog.
Have a good weekend! (And rest up: The November issue of The Practicing Writer 2.0 is coming your way early next week!)