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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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Mid-Week Notes

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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