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Practicing Writing

Welcome to Practicing Writing! Here you’ll find updates on writing and publishing opportunities (especially handy between issues of our popular monthly newsletter). You’ll discover ONLY opportunities that charge no fees, and ONLY publications/contests that will pay for your writing. The blog also shares writing-related news and resources and updates regarding this practicing writer’s own work.

Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Instead, one family wields incalculable political power, the other pervades pop culture and fashion like an incurable virus.

Source: James Wolcott, “Mother Knows Best?” (The New York Times Book Review)

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Friday Finds for Writers


Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend. Continue reading ›

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Now It Can Be Told

Oh, what a week it has been. Lots of good things have happened. But the absolute highlight has to be the days I spent in Rhinebeck, New York, as one of the co-organizers of an inaugural retreat for Jewish women writers. (That’s where I was heading last week when I warned you that I’d be away from this blog for a few days.) Continue reading ›

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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee, paying competitions, contests, and calls for submissions—plus jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).
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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Author Photo Reveal

I know, you’ve all been waiting with bated breath for this.

Presenting…a new author photo! Continue reading ›

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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee, paying competitions, contests, and calls for submissions—plus jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).
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