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.”
- Louise Glück is the latest Nobel literature laureate, and as usual, the Literary Saloon is curating the coverage.
- On the other hand, we can’t all be Nobel laureates. Katrin Schuman’s new piece on “being a ‘good enough’ writer” resonates with me. (Related: a piece from my archive.)
- Selected content from the new (November-December) issue of Poets & Writers magazine is available online.
- Over on Nieman Storyboard they’ve published “the first in an occasional series of posts that elaborate on some of the most basic weaknesses in story pitching.” Some good links/resources there, too.
- And yes, there’s a new set of Jewish Literary Links posted over on the My Machberet blog.
Have a great weekend, everyone.