Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my writing practice.

1. So, it turned out that the lottery gods didn’t look favorably on my attempt to gain a spot in an online flash-fiction class. But, almost immediately, a pal reached out and mentioned that she’d been following my kidlit updates. She recommended an online picture-book course that I might try, and I am! That class starts next week.

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my writing practice.

1. I was saddened to learn this week of the demise of a newspaper that was part of my life for a long time—since my childhood move to New Jersey decades ago. Over time, the New Jersey Jewish News published my Bat Mitzvah announcement, some of my earliest freelance book reviews, and, most recently, a beautiful profile on the occasion of Birthright‘s release and a launch event in my home congregation. I’m going to miss it.

Two early clips, from what was then called “MetroWest Jewish News.”
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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick notes from my desk.

1. I’ve been invited to a new podcast to talk about one of the biblical passages behind one of the poems in Birthright. We’re slated to record on Friday, so I’m busy returning to the materials that I studied when I began drafting the poem for a refresher mini-course. I’m always a little nervous (okay—maybe more than a little!) before interviews and discussions/readings. But I guess we all need to face these kinds of fears. I’ll keep you posted about how it goes/when the episode becomes available.

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