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.”
- “For the fifteenth straight year,” David Gutowski is “aggregating every online year-end book list” over on Largehearted Boy.
- Over on Twitter (yes! still!) Leslie Pietrzyk and Mat Johnson offer some advice for MFA applicants.
- And for those who may be finishing up MFA programs: Sandra Beasley has some solid career tips.
- By this time next week, the December newsletter will have landed in subscribers’ inboxes. Remember that it’s never too late to sign up to receive this free item yourself! And in the meantime, be sure you haven’t missed anything in the November issue.
- And, naturally, you’ll find some fresh Jewish literary links over on the My Machberet blog.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.