Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Thursday March 25th 2021 – #Writing D.G. Kaye, #Characters John W. Howell, #Interview Amy M. Read

 

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Debby Gies shares the writer links that she has discovered over the last few weeks to help us with our work.

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Writer’s Tips – #NovelWriting, #Blogs to #Podcast, Making #Videos with #Canva and More!

This edition of Writer’s Tips is chock full of great posts from fellow writers on everything related to writing stories. Also included are two fantastic ‘how to’ posts on how to turn our blog posts into podcasts, and how to create videos by using Canva.

Head over to read all these helpful writer’s tips: D.G. Kaye Writers Tips March

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John Howell writing for Story Empire about Avoiding Insensitivity in Characters or Story

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Hi SEers, John here with you again. Today I want to discuss authorship in light of the changing environment within our social framework. What do I mean by that statement? Well, to put it bluntly, I think it is time to take a look at how we write characters and stories in an atmosphere of ever-increasing sensitivity to the possibility of offending individuals and groups of people. Put another way, maybe it is time to seriously ponder the question, “Am I knowingly or unknowingly writing characters or a story which casts aspersions on anyone relative to their race, nationality, gender, sexual preference, religion, disabilities, or age?”

Now you may wonder why I suggest asking the question that I posed. I’m sure none of us would knowingly write any situation that in our heart knew discriminated against others. The key to the question is we may write something that we didn’t think would discriminate but did that exactly. How could this be? Think of how the concept of individual rights has changed over the years. These changes have come about through education and evolving acceptance within social norms.

Head over to read this helpful post :  Story Empire John Howell – Sensitivity and characters

 

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Amy Reade puts author Nancy Herriman into the spotlight and shares her books and inspirations

Author Spotlight: Nancy Herriman

Nancy Herriman

Today I’m thrilled to welcome author Nancy Herriman to Reade and Write. Besides being a great singer, Nancy is a fabulous mystery author who pens the “A Mystery of Old San Francisco” series and the Bess Ellyott Mystery series. She’s joining me here today to talk about her upcoming release, No Darkness as like Death, book 4 in the ‘A Mystery of Old San Francisco’ series.

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If you’re a long-time reader of this blog, you might remember that Nancy has been here before. She talked about the third book in the San Francisco mysteries, No Quiet Among the Shadows, here. And I highly recommended the first two books in the series, No Comfort for the Lost (here) and No Pity for the Dead (here).

I think it’s obvious that I love Nancy’s books. I’ve preordered No Darkness As Like Death and I’m looking forward to its arrival on my ereader on April 6, 2021.

Head over to discover more about Nancy Herriman and her books: Author Spotlight Amy Reade with Nancy Herriman

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to read the posts in full…Sally

 

31 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Thursday March 25th 2021 – #Writing D.G. Kaye, #Characters John W. Howell, #Interview Amy M. Read

  1. A great collection today.. I have just came back from Johns and that cat has certainly scattered the pigeons.. a wonderful post and great valid comments on a subject that needs to be aired… Debs as ways has lots to like and learn from now heading over to Amy’s… As for WP… the fun or not begins.. sigh Hugs xxx

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  2. A great selection of posts. I loved John’s Story Empire post and found it thought-provoking with a wonderful response from readers. Headed over to check out Debby’s and Amy’s now. Thanks for the round up, Sally. Hugs xx 🙂

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