Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things.

1. A realization: Within the past week, two other writers have recommended me for gigs that I wasn’t aware of/seeking out myself. Both opportunities really are perfect for me. In one case, I’ve already accepted and (more or less) completed the job. In the other, things are looking promising. My point: It was so generous of these other writers to pass along my name, and I am so grateful. Basically, this week I was reminded how much it means to “pay it forward.”

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things.

1. Success! Remember the essay-in-progress that I’ve been mentioning lately? It found a home last week. Titled “The Un-Stunned,” it offers some personal reflections on the uptick in antisemitism here in the United States. (On the writing front, it also features a flashback to how I incorporated some similar thoughts in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks into fiction that I was writing at the time.)

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things:

1. Discount alert! If you’re interested in the book-promo webinar that I’ll be teaching in March, Hidden Timber Books is offering a sweet deal if you enroll in two others as well (topics: “How to Get a Literary Agent” with Allison K. Williams and “Breaking Out of the Slush Pile,” with Catherine Lundoff). The 15% discount for the bundle of three events runs until January 29.

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