Shared Post: How to be British — Totally Random

I’m British, and I fully support the idea of everyone in the world being just a little bit more British.

Hi guys! Happy Saturday! I hope you’ve had a Greaaat week! Hands up who’s excited for the weekend (or just imagine you’re raising your hand if you’re too lazy busy like me 😀 ) *Ping! Ping! Ping! Whoa! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? NO! It’s 7 BILLION hands!!* Haha! I knew it! […]

via How to be British — Totally Random

Shared Post: The LGBTQ community needs to talk about polyamory — The Queerness

Stephanie Farnsworth argues why the community needs to start being inclusive towards polyamorous queer people.

via The LGBTQ community needs to talk about polyamory — The Queerness

Shared Post: Addiction and the LGBT+ Community

This is a thorough look at the issues of addiction in the LGBT+ space, some of the reasons why it might occur, why it might go unrecognised/untreated and what you can do to help.

TW: Drug and Alcohol abuse, suicide, depression, self harm. Addiction. It’s something that nobody likes to talk about. We often shy away from the subject as no matter your attitude towards addicts, it’s a controversial one. For some, it’s better to stay ignorant until it affects you directly – which it never would, right? However, […]

via Drug Addiction and Alcohol Abuse Within The LGBT Community — Susan Colgan

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Shared Post: Changing Telling into Showing

The old advice of “show don’t tell” is really important. This is a great little post about reducing the number of “telling” sections and swapping them for “showing”.

“Show don’t tell” is probably the most commonly given advice in writing. So why is it so important?

via Changing Telling into Showing — ML Keller- The Manuscript Shredder
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Shared Post: Biphobia in Fiction

Using specific examples from YA fiction, this post deals with a lot of the stereotypes around fictional bisexual characters and why they’re not OK to perpetuate.

Welcome back to another Trope Tuesday! This is a weekly meme hosted by A.J. @ Lacy Literacy where we discuss a specific trope and decide: yes, indifferent, or throw it off a cliff? Today I’m going to be talking about something near and dear to my heart: biphobia in YA. (TW: biphobia, slut-shaming, brief discussion […]

via Trope Tuesday | Biphobic Tropes That Need To Die — the story salve
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Shared Post: Bi-Erasure and the Patriarchy

This is an interesting blog post that raises some important questions about how bisexuality is viewed by society, and some of the reasons that the author thinks could be to blame.

I have always questioned my sexual identity. I remember being in primary school, ten years old and feeling awkward over having crushes on girls. I always thought that there must be something wrong with me and that I must be some sort of pervert. Coming into my teen years I continued having feelings for girls […]

via My Experience with Sexuality and why the Patriarchy is (partly) to blame for Bi Erasure. —
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Shared Post: Basic Tips for Beta Readers

These tips from Leigh M. Lorien pretty much totally sum up the job of a beta reader. If you’re thinking of offering your services, or looking to get some beta readers to look over your work, take a look!

A while back, I wrote a thread on Twitter with some quick tips on beta reading. I’m going to expand on this a little bit here. First off, let’s get some terminology straightened out. Beta reader – Your job as a beta reader is to tell the writer overall thoughts, point out areas where you […]

via Basic Tips for Beta Readers — Leigh M. Lorien
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