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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 This Practicing Writer

Three quick things:

cover of As One Fire Consumes Another1. Blurb basics. John Sibley Williams, whose forthcoming collection As One Fire Consumes Another I’m helping to publicize, has articulated some sage advice for acquiring your dream endorsements, and this week, those suggestions appear over on Trish Hopkinson’s website.

This may also be a good time to re-up a post of my own, which offers a case study of a successful endorsement (“blurb”) request.

Finally, in a Twitter exchange after John’s post went live, Trish pointed me toward additional writing on the subject of blurbs from Diane Lockward, poet and publisher. 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.
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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.”

I don’t want to end up having simply visited the world.

Source: Mary Oliver (1935-2019), “When Death Comes”

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Friday Finds for Writers

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things: Continue reading ›

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