Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Find: Kind Words and Recognition

Just taking a moment to share with you some much-appreciated recognition this blog has recently received.

First, our pal "Oronte Churm" devoted a chunk of a post on writing resources to the blog (and its associated newsletter):
I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned before a writerly resource called The Practicing Writer (and its online presence, Practicing Writing). My online friend Erika Dreifus publishes both; she’s a writer and teacher, as well as contributing editor at both The Chattahoochee Review and The Writer magazine. I subscribe to her free monthly newsletter and read the blog daily to look for writing news, job listings and calls for submissions, interviews, and reviews, along with wonderfully fun bits and pieces, such as a link today to a guy recording songs inspired by every chapter of Moby Dick. (He sounds a little like David Byrne, actually.) Recently I sent something I’d had languishing to Horticulture magazine, of all places, on Erika’s recommendation. I never would have thought of it, but now it seems perfect for a short poem about a Hosta unfurling its sail, Odysseus-like, for a journey to the Fall.

And then, "Practicing Writing" appeared on a list of the "Top 100 Creative Writing Blogs" compiled by Best Colleges Online. We're included among blogs that help writers focus on "getting published." And we're in some great company. Check out the list at your leisure.

Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who appreciates the blog and spreads the word about it. Have a great weekend!


naperville mom said...

Congrats Erika! I'm not surprised though... subscribed to the blog a while ago:)

Erika D. said...

Thank you!