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.”
- Up on the Submittable blog: a post filled with tips and resources for promoting your book in late 2020.
- Another resource: Uli Baer’s “Wear NEON: Helpful Tips and Tricks for Fully On-Line College Teaching.”
- On Electric Literature: “It’s Time for Disabled Writers to Tell Their Own Stories,” a conversation between Jennifer Baker and Alice Wong.
- New resource especially for early-career freelancers: “Successful Pitches is as straightforward as it sounds: a database of pitches that have successfully led to stories at a variety of publications.” Learn more about it in Stephanie Russell-Kraft’s CJR article.
- And if it’s Friday, you’ll find a fresh batch of Jewish-lit links up on the My Machberet blog. Take a look!
Have a good weekend!