Happy Monday!

We might no longer be doing the Doing Diversity in Writing podcast, but that doesn’t make the episodes we produced any less relevant. If you haven’t listened to the three seasons we put out yet, here’s your chance.

You can find the Doing Diversity in Writing podcast here or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. The full show notes and list of resources mentioned in this episode can be found here.

In this first episode of Doing Diversity in Writing, we talked about why we started this podcast, what our goals are for the show, and what topics we will be discussing in our first season and beyond.
Here are some of the topics that came up:

  • who this podcast is for—fiction writers wanting to write characters who aren’t like them in one or multiple ways
  • our personal experiences with diversity and how these influenced both our writing and editing
  • why we need to have a conversation about writing diversity in fiction
  • why we believe anyone can write about diverse characters
  • the privilege of not having to care about diversity and why this is exactly why you should take up your pen and join the cause
  • how our podcast will help you work through any fears around writing diverse characters you may have

Happy Monday!

A new episode of our Diving into Writing podcast just came out, and you can listen to it here or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts.

After having gone most of the year without many concrete goals, during this episode of Diving into Writing, Lucinda and I ponder some goals for the rest of 2023.

Here are some of the topics that came up:

  • While I did have some main goals for 2023, I realised I forgot about everything else I had wanted to achieve and complete this year because I never actually wrote those other goals down. Out of sight, out of mind?
  • Lucinda realised during the episode that she can’t just keep adding things on to her day and wants to try alternating certain things so she can get everything else done.
  • When our lives change, our writing habits might have to change along. When I was still teaching, writing every day wasn’t a possibility, but it is now. Lucinda used to write every day, but, with her current responsibilities, wishing for that back can only lead to disappointment, so she’s going to try to use her annual leave to schedule blocks of writing time instead.