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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: Let poetry inspire your writing. See the interview with Devora Busheri about her use of Hayyim Bialik’s poetry in her new picture book, In the Jerusalem Forest (Kar-Ben, 2019). Are any of you participating in Nanowrimo? I … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: Stay tuned for an announcement later this week from The Whole Megillah about forthcoming online classes and workshops. One of them could be just the thing you’re looking for to take your writing to the next level. … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: I’m on a week’s break from Gratz, but instead of filling it with my own creative writing, I’ll be grading student compositions. The October Writing Chai prompt goes out on Friday. If interested in participating, send me … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: I’m thinking about Nanowrimo to work on a novel I abandoned in 2011. Anyone thinking about participating? This “event” motivates you to write 50,000 words during the month of November at a rate of about 1700 words … Continue reading

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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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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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