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Friday Finds for Writers

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

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things.

1. Spent a lovely morning last Thursday at the Jewish Book Council Network’s Meet-the-Author event. (This time, I wasn’t a presenting author; I was accompanying a client.) Continue reading ›

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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

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). These posts are intended to complement/supplement monthly issues of The Practicing Writer newsletter, where you’ll always find more listings, none of them limiting eligibility to residents of a single municipality, state, or province (this blog, on the other hand, does sometimes include those more restricted opportunities). tabletop with computer keyboard, coffee, and wallet; text label that reads "Markets and Jobs for Writers: No fees to submit work/apply and Paying gigs only Continue reading ›

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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.”

True, the attack was unsuccessful, and was carried out (deliberately?) when our house of worship was unoccupied but it takes little imagination to picture a different scenario, scenes from the Jewish historical rolodex of fires burning Torahs and humans together.

Source: Sara Yael Hirschhorn, “America’s Synagogues Are Burning: A Turning Point for U.S. Jews” (Haaretz)

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Friday Finds for Writers

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

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Three quick things:

1. Author Photo Update

This past Monday was the day of the shoot for the author photo for my forthcoming poetry collection (Birthright). Although I was anxious ahead of time, both the photographer and the makeup artist really put me at ease. Continue reading ›

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