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.”
- Over on the Brevity blog, M. Betsy Smith offers tips on applying for a writing residency.
- “Here’s the plan: once a week, every week, I will read one story from William Trevor’s The Collected Stories and write about it.” Thank you, Adam O’Fallon Price (and The Millions) for brightening my week with the launch of this amazing project.
- Anne R. Allen issues this “Warning to Writers: You Won’t See This New Publishing Scam Coming.” (via Frances Caballo)
- “From the pens of babes: A 9-year-old starts a neighborhood newspaper, and reminds her journalist mother about passion, fun and problem solving.” Delightful piece by Traci Angel for NiemanStoryboard.
- And, of course, you’ll find the latest Jewish-lit links posted over on the My Machberet blog.
Have a wonderful weekend.