Finds for Writers

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.

This week, I’m offering something a little different.

This week, I’m sharing just one link in this space.

Screenshot from Allison Pottern Hoch's latest newsletter, indicating an emphasis on "Resources for writers on racism, diversity, & inclusion in writing and publishing." Link to newsletter in accompanying post.

Allison Pottern Hoch has compiled something more valuable than anything I could possibly come up with. I’m going to spend as much time as I can this weekend clicking through those links. I encourage others to do the same.

text introduction to a set of resources described and linked in the post

One thought on “Finds for Writers

  1. Maryanne says:

    Thanks much.

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