Writing Discussion

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Some nifty finds online:

Fantasy Worldbuilding Resources. This batch includes a including a language generator, map maker, and my favorite, the speed distance calculator (how long it would take someone to get somewhere).

Master List of Facial Expressions. So every description is not just ‘he smiled or she looked’. (raises hand, guilty).

Halcyon Maps (lethal dosages of poisons). JUST in case your characters ever need to poison someone.

Any good finds on your side?


Writing Discussion

Sometimes terminology and identity intersect, so it’s important to get right. Here are a couple of resources that I’ve found helpful so far:

Introduction to Disability Terminology – Here’s a brief rundown of how to write about disability in your stories. It’s a fantastic website overall. There are likely some things you haven’t considered yet.

Writing Characters of Different Genders | Trans, Non-Binary, Cisgender, More – This is a link to a bunch of great resources here. Also, the Writing the Other classes have gotten good recommendations from people whose opinions I trust.

Now, I hope you all get back to enjoying the holiday silly season. I’ve got some presents to wrap 🙂

Do you have any links to share?