Monthly Archives: September 2019

Mid-Week Notes | Leshone Toyve

Three quick things: The late composition guru Donald Murray reminds me to think of the first draft as the discovery draft and the second draft as the developmental draft. For more, see his Write to Learn. My Yiddish studies are … Continue reading

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Three quick things: Editorial work has begun on my middle-grade novel-in-verse, 37 Days, about the voyage of the doomed MS St. Louis in 1939. The publisher is Kar-Ben. So far, so good! In teaching freshman composition, I’m reminded of Anne … Continue reading

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The Whole Megillah Announces Writing Chai!

Writing Chai is a new, eighteen-month program of prompts from The Whole Megillah. Each month (on the 18th) members of the Writing Chai community will receive a prompt and have access to a private Facebook page to post their writing, … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: No sooner did I send my work out do I begin to receive rejections. Form email rejections. Did they even read my work? Oy. I signed up for a free online course with the esteemed emerita Harvard … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | The Challah Girl by Bracha K. Sharp

The Challah Girl by Bracha K. Sharp, illustrated by Anita Tung, Mosaica Press, 2019 The Whole Megillah (TWM): What inspired you to write this story? Bracha K. Sharp (BKS): At first, it was actually more of a case regarding who … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: I said I would and I did: I sent some of my poetry out into the world over the Labor Day weekend. I’d still like to send out more. I sent a new YA historical novel to … Continue reading

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