Friday Finds for Writers

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Most Fridays the Practicing Writing blog shares writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend. But it’s been an excruciating week for so many of us. And frankly, I’ve paid next-to-no attention to garden-variety news from the writing and publishing spheres.

On Wednesday, however, I received an email from Facing History and Ourselves, a Boston-based global nonprofit organization that I’ve admired for many years. The email introduced a “mini-lesson” titled “Processing Attacks in Israel and the Outbreak of War in the Region.”

The resource isn’t perfect. (What resource is?) But one of its segments impressed me as something that, though intended for educators and students, could be clarifying for writers as well, in our work and in the rest of our lives. It’s a section titled “Avoiding Antisemitic and Islamophobic Tropes in Discussing Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.”

Screenshot of text published beneath "Avoiding Antisemitic and Islamophobic Tropes in Discussing Israeli-Palestinian Conflict." Text taken from the website linked within the post.

Please excuse the lapse, but I simply did not round up a sufficient set of links to share this week. I hope to present a complete post again next Friday. Have a good weekend!

6 thoughts on “Friday Finds for Writers

  1. Sandra Soli says:

    You too, Erika.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you!

  2. Mindy Portnoy says:

    What did you think of FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE? No rush to answer. I gave it away after about 100 pages. Why was I supposed to care about this guy? Should I have stuck with it?

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      I wasn’t able to get far enough into it to really assess (had to return it to the library).

  3. Gargi says:

    For all the hard work you do to come up with interesting links for your readers, you deserve more than a small break! Thanks and hope you had a great weekend!

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you!

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