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How to use Photopea to make a Character Card for #TheReadingQuest

A quick tutorial on how to use Photopea (a free online editor site) so that anyone can make a character card for #TheReadingQuest. This tutorial only has 6 steps to help anyone without Photoshop. (Update: Readers can still participate in #TheReadingQuest for fun after the official sign-up closed on 14 August but won’t be eligible for the book prizes.)… Continue reading How to use Photopea to make a Character Card for #TheReadingQuest

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Blog Update: Beta & Sensitivity Reader Services

Just an update on the blog: I’m now offering beta & sensitivity reader services to assist writers and their pre-publication manuscripts. – For sensitivity reading, I’m offering to read and give feedback on Filipino, Asian-Australian and PoC representation in manuscripts and short stories. – For both services, I’m flexible with genre & target audiences. For more information,… Continue reading Blog Update: Beta & Sensitivity Reader Services

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Reading Reflections: On Reviewing Diversity – Retrospective Notes & #OwnVoices Context (Part 2)

Many moons ago, I blogged about how my identity affects my perspective as a reviewer and the importance of #DiverseBookBloggers in Reading Reflections: On Reviewing Diversity. Recently, the own voices conversation has become even more important in the book community. I’ve added an #ownvoices tag to the book blog for anyone who is looking for those… Continue reading Reading Reflections: On Reviewing Diversity – Retrospective Notes & #OwnVoices Context (Part 2)

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Reading Reflections: On Reviewing Diversity (Part 1)

When I think about it, many reviewers (myself included) rarely acknowledge the background we come from when we’re reviewing representation in a book. #DiverseBookBloggers is one way to acknowledge this. My other example is a bit different. I hesitated to include that I wasn’t part of the same community as Juliet in my review of Juliet… Continue reading Reading Reflections: On Reviewing Diversity (Part 1)

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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

I never wanted to be a writer. I just wrote. It’s what I did. It’s the way my being was. — Ursula K. Le Guin, via a Kickstarter campaign for a documentary about her life. I still have Dancing at the Edge of the World in my head & Earthsea in my heart so I’m happy… Continue reading Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin