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About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is a writer living in northern Israel whose novel, A Remarkable Kindness, is forthcoming from HarperCollins in August. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, and other publications. Her first book, The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker) was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award.

Yom Kippur Lessons from My Quirky Jewish Mother

Here’s an article that I wanted to post for those of you who don’t see my FB page from Yom Kippur Lessons from My Quirky Jewish Mother SHARE TWEET PIN IT 232 SHARES DIANA BLETTERSEP 22, 2015 12:14PM My mother … Continue reading

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Mark Zuckerberg: On Rosh Hashanah And Finding the Courage to Make Our Lives a Blessing

Mark Zuckerberg sent out an inspiring message right before Rosh Hashanah, which is the start of the Jewish New Year. “The prayer, ‘Mi Shebeirach’…has a line that has always touched me and that I reflect on when I face challenges: … Continue reading

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How to Write About Mr. Right–And Mr. Wrong

What do you do when you are asked to write for a specific magazine, newspaper or website? Or when you set a goal to writing for a new venue? Follow the form. That means that you have to follow the … Continue reading

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A Remarkable Kindness Book Tour And Finishing that First Novel

We have lots of news to report as A REMARKABLE KINDNESS hit the stores and online booksellers on August 11. I am posting my blog tour below where bloggers write about the book and even offer recipes to go with … Continue reading

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Writers, Don’t Give Up. Come to Think of it, This Applies to Everyone.

No matter how long it takes, no matter how many computers you break, feel like you’re not going to make it, that you’re a fake, that your writing is a mistake, and you want to go jump in a lake, … Continue reading

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“Sometimes you don’t need to do anything really courageous to feel like a hero. Sometimes all you have to do is live your life and claim it. Then you can get to a certain moment when you can stand somewhere … Continue reading

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If You Haven’t Heard: HarperCollins Release of A REMARKABLE KINDNESS on August 11, 2015

For those of you who didn’t see my email, I’m delighted to announce that HarperCollins will publish my first novel, A REMARKABLE KINDNESS, on August 11. Perserverance pays off! A REMARKABLE KINDNESS is the story of four American women who … Continue reading

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How to Sell Your Novel. First Write An Exthrillerating One. Here are 8 Important Tips and Exercises.

Yay! It’s less than one month away: the HarperCollins release of my novel, A Remarkable Kindness. I sold my novel and I believe that if it can happen to me, it can happen to you. What follows are some tips … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: How To Make Decisions

In 2010, I wrote a blog about making decisions when one of my daughters was trying to figure out what to do with her life. (We all seem to ponder that question rather frequently.) I suggested that act like a … Continue reading

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How to Write a Novel Synopsis. Seven Tips, Do’s and Don’ts. Bonus! Synopsis Samples.

How do you write a synopsis for a novel? This is almost (almost) harder than writing your novel. But there’s a form to follow and that makes it easy. OK, so you wrote a novel. Bravo! You have (I’m hoping) … Continue reading

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