Writing links and a couple of neat comics covers

The worldbuilding of Us.

What makes character growth believable?

Asians and the cultural appropriation of other Asian cultures.

Why Hollywood writers are firing their agents.

Michal Wojcik on first and second generation immigrants being told writing about their culture isn’t authentic (“getting pigeonholed and then ostracized for not reflecting the dominant narrative of “the immigrant.”)

Comics cover the first: One of John Romita’s (best known now for his Silver Age Spider-Man work) romance covers:

It’s okay to be good and not great. Which is an updated version of “the perfect is the enemy of the good,” but it’s still worth saying.

Tips for writing query letters.

Shannon A. Thompson on outlining.

How do your characters have fun?

John Scalzi on writing for free. Though while I do like getting paid for my short stories, I’m open to submitting them to free/very low pay markets if they don’t sell anywhere else (probably not something Scalzi has to worry about).

Michelle Berger on 10 things to do for your writing life.

Raven Oak on separating writers from their works.

And the second cover, by Jerry Grandenetti for one of DC’s war books.

#SFWApro. All rights to covers remains with current holders.

 

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