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Should Fiction Model Good Behavior? | Writer’s Relief

Should your writing serve as a role model? Writer’s Relief found this conversation-inducing topic from the website Mythcreants, where author Oren Ashkenazi writes about how fiction should stop demonizing certain behaviors (and, ostensibly, should promote others):

“Fiction is just as capable of demonizing benign or helpful behaviors, and it does so with disturbing frequency. This has harmful consequences in real life, as it reinforces existing beliefs about what is acceptable. To make matters worse, the consequences often fall on those who are already marginalized, making it doubly important for storytellers to get their act together.”

Read the full article here.

 

Comparing Children’s Books In The USA and In China | Writer’s Relief

Ever wonder how children’s books differ from one country to another? (At Writer’s Relief, we’re always thinking about books!) This post by NPR talks about the differences in children’s literature between the United States and China! “…Children in China consistently score higher on academic tests compared to children in the U.S. and Mexico. But she… Continue Reading

Literary Magazines And Disabilities | Writer’s Relief

At Writer’s Relief, we’re always researching literary journals and discovering unexpected new opportunities for our clients. So we were excited to find this article from Aerogramme Writers’ Studio featuring literary magazines by and for writers with disabilities! 10 Literary Magazines Curated By And For People With Disabilities Continue Reading

New Organization: Diversity In Publishing | Writer’s Relief

A grassroots movement has responded to the need for more diversity in the publishing industry. According to this article found by Writer’s Relief in Publisher’s Weekly: “Publishing staffers from a number of houses and agencies have recently gathered to form People of Color in Publishing, a grassroots organization addressing the need for greater inclusivity within… Continue Reading

Should You Have To Justify Being A Writer? | Writer’s Relief

In a recent issue of The Paris Review, Writer’s Relief found an article by Joe Fassler that ponders whether carving out time to write fiction is justified in this increasingly digitized world: “In general, the authors I talk to seem to agree: Writing is not something people do because they looked at the world dispassionately… Continue Reading










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