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.”
- “How do I cite generative AI in MLA style?”—some tips.
- I read it last weekend, and I’m still thinking about Sara Novic’s first published short story, “On Late-Stage Pediatric Cardiomyopathy,” which the author shared via Substack.
- It may be another 51 weeks before it’s St. Patrick’s Day again, but I don’t want to wait that long to share the New York Society Library’s reader-sourced list of favorite Irish (and Irish-American) books.
- This week brought the latest issue of Emily Stoddard’s Poetry Bulletin Substack, which I’ve recommended before.
- And, as usual, there’s a fresh set of Jewish literary links over on My Machberet.
Have a wonderful weekend.