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.

  • I know that a lot of people have left Twitter. But it’s still good for some things. For instance, it’s where I discovered Isabel Kaplan’s excellent essay that begins, “Five weeks to the day after my debut novel was published, my boyfriend, who is a writer, broke up with me because I am a writer.”
  • Twitter is also where, as CNN reported, “when debut author Chelsea Banning shared her disappointment over a sparsely attended book signing, bestselling authors including Stephen King, Jodi Picoult and Margaret Atwood came forward to console her with their own tales of woe.”
  • Robert Lee Brewer’s latest (November) poem-a-day challenge may have ended, but he has helpfully gathered all “30 prompts in 30 days (technically 35 prompts, because of the Two-for-Tuesday prompts)” in this Writer’s Digest post.
  • Reviewers have many ways to discover yet-to-be-published titles for possible review; one such resource, Publishers Weekly‘s semiannual “announcements” issues, has just published its latest edition. (For the full calendar, including information about upcoming children’s books and other announcements beyond what was listed this week, check this page.)
  • And of course, there’s a new set of Jewish literary links up for your perusal over on the My Machberet blog.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

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