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.”
- “Do book critics deserve to be cited?” Adam Morgan asks, in his latest newsletter.
- Another dose of sound advice—this time on being a writer on Twitter—from Allison K. Williams over on the Brevity blog.
- “Read more Puritan poetry, ” counsels Ed Simon in a piece on The Millions. (And reader, I clicked through—because in truth I can’t remember reading any Puritan poetry since I was a high-school sophomore.)
- On CNN.com, Leah Asmelash writes: “Long-standing literary magazines are struggling to stay afloat. Where do they go from here?”
- And of course, you’ll find another set of Jewish-lit links over on the My Machberet blog.
Have a great weekend, everyone.