Each Friday, the Practicing Writing blog shares writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.
- As a fan of Jacqueline Jules’s writing (both her kidlit and her work for adults), I’m grateful to have run across this Writers’ Rumpus interview about her forthcoming Smoke at the Pentagon: Poems to Remember (illustrated by Eszter Anna Rácz). It’s evidently grounded in Jules’s experiences and impressions as someone who was living in Arlington, Virginia, on September 11, 2001. TBR, to be sure.
- In which Lincoln Michel recommends forcing yourself “to revise with arbitrary wordcounts.”
- “Worst of all, I couldn’t concentrate enough to compose sentences. Writing had been my haven since I was 6. Now, it was my family’s livelihood. I kept looking through my pre-covid novel drafts, desperately trying to prod my sticky, limp brain forward. But I was too tired to answer email, let alone grapple with my book.” From Madeline Miller’s powerful Washington Post essay about her experience with long Covid (gift link for access).
- You can now access portions of the September-October issue of Poets & Writers magazine online.
- And don’t miss the latest Jewish-lit links on My Machberet, featuring a fiction contest update from Hey Alma, author-scholar-translator-poet Aviya Kushner’s superb new Substack, and much more.
Have a wonderful weekend!