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Friday Finds for Writers


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

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Latest Column

As you may recall, since last September I’ve been writing a “View from the USA” column for the UK’s Jewish Chronicle. The latest installment went live on Friday. 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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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.”

We’re thus driven to believe that the best hope of defending the country from Trump’s Republican enablers, and of saving the Republican Party from itself, is to do as Toren Beasley did: vote mindlessly and mechanically against Republicans at every opportunity, until the party either rights itself or implodes (very preferably the former).

Source: Jonathan Rauch and Benjamin Wittes, “Boycott the Republican Party” (The Atlantic)

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Friday Finds for Writers


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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

A Poem for Purim

“Vashti Refuses the King’s Summons,” painting by Edwin Long (1879).

The Jewish holiday of Purim is two weeks away, and a few days ago I placed a Purim-related poem with Jewess magazine. It features the voice of Vashti, one of the “characters” in the Purim story. Suffice to say that Vashti’s experience takes on additional meaning in the midst of #MeToo. Click over to read. (Bonus: I’ve included a bit of background on the process behind the poem.) Continue reading ›

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