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.”
- Useful for freelancers: Robert W. Bly’s “7 Powerful Archetypal Headlines for Copywriting.”
- From Kathy Fish: “On Literary ‘Success'” (subtitled “Welcome to My Rejected TED Talk”).
- From Rob Casper, Head of the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress: “It’s the holiday season, and the season of year-end celebration. In that spirit, we are pleased to announce that 58 new recordings from the Library’s Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature have been posted online!”
- Looking for a way to jump-start your writing early in 2023? Jami Attenberg is planning another “Mini 1000” in early January that may just help you along.
- And also for the last time in 2022: a collection of Jewish-lit links.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!