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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things.

Photo by Jody Christopherson.

1. The finish line (or perhaps I should say, a finish line) is in view! I’m wrapping up everything that’s due (soon!) to my publisher to move the Birthright collection into production.

One thing that I think is settled: the author photo for the back cover! (Gratitude to photographer Jody Christopherson and makeup artist Jody Formica. FYI: I connected with this dynamic duo through my friend Julia Knobloch, who worked with them a few months earlier; Do Not Return, Julia’s debut poetry collection, will be out from Broadstone Books on July 1, and I can’t wait for my pre-ordered copy to arrive. Continue reading ›

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things:

1. This week brought the latest printed version of my poetry manuscript, Birthright. (Thanks, Staples!) I’m continuing to revise (and proof my revisions) ahead of an ever-nearing deadline.

2. This week also brought a lot of paperwork that ultimately produced this ID card: Continue reading ›

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

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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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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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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three Quick Things

1. I received a lovely rejection note this week for the poems I’d entered into Gaze‘s “Loving Gaze Poetry Contest.” Not only did the editor include some kind words about my (losing) poems and invite me to send additional work in the future, but she also thanked me for having publicized the contest to other writers. It was simply a gracious note that left a warm impression. (I don’t see an announcement about the winning contest work on the site yet, but I’ll look forward to reading it.) Continue reading ›

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