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The Jerusalem Women Writers’ Seminar 2016

Another fantastic and inspiring seminar. Read Libi Astaire’s article for all the details. http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/features/jerusalem-of-writers/2016/06/03/  

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The Shaindy Rudoff Creative Writing Conference 2012

Some inspiring moments from Bar-Ilan University’s International Creative Writing Conference. I attended the Tuesday May 8th session.                                                                                       In the Poetry workshop with Linda Ziquit and Joy Katz, we were given the startling assignment to “write a poem that scares you.”  … Continue reading

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Women of the Book: The Writers Seminar in Jerusalem

Women of the Book by Chava Dumas What inspiring event has been happening for years in Eretz Yisrael? Where is one guaranteed to meet friends, learn something new, gain a different angle, approach, perspective, insight and skill? What special seminar … Continue reading

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More from the Annual Jewish Writers’ Seminar

See Ann Goldberg’s post on the Publishing Panel and see what Jewish books and magazine publishers are looking for. http://writinginjerusalem.blogspot.com/

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The Annual Jerusalem Writers’ Seminar

See Naomi Elbinger’s Post: Writing Careers in Israel: Can you make money?  Naomi taped the Career Panel at the recent Writer’s Seminar. To hear what the speakers had to say about a career in writing in the Jewish world, visit … Continue reading

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Idea #8. Dear Editor…

Write a letter to the editor of your favorite magazine. Tell them what you, the reader would really love to see featured in an upcoming issue. Go into detail about what and why you would like to see it. Now … Continue reading

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Idea #7 Instead of Cookies in the Jar…

Take two coffee cans, oatmeal cartons or something similar and clean them out. Write 25 words or phrases such as “emergency” “the ninth inning” “lost and found” “horrified” and whatever other intriguing lines come to mind. Put them all into … Continue reading

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Workshop in NYC for Jewish Children’s Writers

WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?: 3 Literary Agents, 3 Opinions You have written a children’s or YA manuscript that you are excited about. You would love to get it published, but where do you go from here? We think … Continue reading

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The Growing Writer

How do writers grow? How can we keep improving, accepting new challenges, exploring new terrain? How do we prevent ourselves from slipping into a cozy, self-satisfied, stagnation, where we are saying the same thing or using the same form over … Continue reading

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How to Write Winning Query Letters

What is a query letter? A query letter is both a sales pitch and summary of your book or article. The goal of a query letter is to creates a positive first impression and motivate the editor to ask to … Continue reading

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Writing Contest

In response to a slew of horrific tragedies last year, a daily inspiration e-mail, mikiamchayisrael@gmail.com was born. The idea is to share positive, true stories about our People, so that we love each other and have everyone in mind in … Continue reading

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12th Annual Jewish Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference

Registration for the 12th Annual Jewish Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference in New York City, sponsored by the Jewish Book Council, is now open. The event will be held on Sunday, November 21 at the Center for Jewish History at … Continue reading

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Idea #6. A Writing Time Clock…

Try writing at different times of the day. Jot down the time and how long you wrote for. Then rate the writing session on a scale of one to five. One was very productive- five- unsuccessful. See what time your … Continue reading

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Idea #5. My Life as a Comic Strip…

Take an anecdote or event from your life and write it out like a comic strip. Don’t worry about the art; you can use stick figures and balloons for dialogue and bubbles for thoughts. Besides having fun, this will help … Continue reading

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Idea #4. Catching your Dreams and Looking for Themes…

Each night before you go to sleep, tell yourself: tonight I will remember my dreams. In the morning when you first wake up, try to remember what you dreamed. Write it down in the handy notebook that you keep by … Continue reading

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