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.”

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Have a great weekend—and please note that there will be no Monday Markets and Jobs post on September 30, as I will be observing the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah). However, I do anticipate sending out the October edition of The Practicing Writer newsletter ahead of time (most likely on Sunday morning), so that can keep you busy for a while.

2 thoughts on “Friday Finds for Writers

  1. John Smistad says:

    Thanks from all of us for your seemingly inexhaustible energy and commitment, our friend. Joyous Rosh Hashanah to you & yours. 🙂

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you so very much!

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