Three quick things this week:
- Two new picture book biography critique groups have now formed. Now I’m looking to start a group for memoir/essay and another group for short fiction to get underway after the holidays. If interested, please comment below.
- Cycle 18 of The Whole Megillah’s online fiction-writing studio starts September 16. We write on a private Facebook page with weekly prompts for six weeks. If interested, please comment below.
- Want to know more about your writing voice? Write your own version of the following by Donald Murray in “All Writing Is Autobiographical”: “My voice is the product of Scottish genes and a Yankee environment, of Baptist sermons and the newspaper city room, of all the language I have heard and spoken.” My version goes something like this: My voice is the space between wooden shtetl slats, of ancestral specters lost to the Holocaust, of all the languages I have learned that my ancestors once spoke, of my othered upbringing in a north Jersey town where life revolved around the shul.
Continue to be safe, wherever you are.