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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

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Just one quick thing this week.

I know—you’ve come to expect THREE items in these posts. I apologize. Things are busier than ever, and I seem to be working on a number of projects that just don’t lend themselves to quick and public summaries.

BUT, I do have something that I’m glad to share: a poem of mine, “Fighting Words,” was republished yesterday on the 929 website, which focuses on a chapter of the Hebrew Bible (Tanach) each day. Yesterday’s chapter was Deuteronomy 20, which is what inspired the poem (along with some other text study).

(The poem was originally published in The Hollins Critic.)

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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 include those more restricted opportunities).
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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.”

But, placed in history, that war was no more than a skinned knee or a sneeze to mankind.

Source: Yiyun Li, “All Will Be Well” (The New Yorker)

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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. Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Finally caught this movie last weekend. Recommend it highly. 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 include those more restricted opportunities).
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