Each Friday, the Practicing Writing blog shares writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.
- “More times than I can remember, some good-hearted bookworm has said to me, ‘We should start a press. We’ll publish books we love and make money too!'” Christine Sneed wonders if this is “A Well-Meaning, Ill-Advised, or Damn Fine Idea?”.
- “Six Ways to Name Your Characters”—advice from Rebecca Makkai.
- Noted on Twitter (from the Hurston/Wright Foundation’s account): the availability of How We Do It: Black Writers on Craft, Practice, and Skill. “Our book, edited by the great @jerichobrown and featuring over two dozen iconic Black literary figures offering guidance on writing craft is available at a bookstore near you or online now.”
- It’s that time of year—for “Most Anticipated: The Great 2023B Book Preview” from The Millions.
- And there’s lots to check out in the latest Jewish lit links on My Machberet—including info on a new book prize, a new freelance outlet, and a new poetry conference.
Have a wonderful weekend.