October 05, 2021

Allies, step it up

I am struggling to condense everything that troubles me about recent events in our industry; things I have read from writers and columnists but, most of all, the silence from white writers and industry professionals that has ensued in the face of deeply troubling language and high-level trolling. Yet, it is not new and presents a difficult truth: if we say nothing, parse nothing, stand up against nothing, but are acquiescent, then we are also doing harm. This is a cognitive leap for people to make: I did nothing and therefore I cannot have been complicit in a terrible thing....

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‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ Trailer Debuts

‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ Trailer Debuts

If you’ve been itching to see more of the white-haired dragonriders of House Targaryen, your wait is over. The first glimpses of the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon were revealed during an HBO European launch event. The new series comes after a poorly received conclusion to the eight season of Game of Thrones‘ and will be based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood series. The story takes place in the land of Westeros 200 hundred years before everything in Game of Thrones, and will show the rise of the House Targaryen as well as the Targaryen...

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3 Shockingly Simple Ways to Improve Your Author Platform

3 Shockingly Simple Ways to Improve Your Author Platform

Reading Time: 3 minutesAs an author, you’ve no doubt heard a lot of talk about your author platform and how important it is. But that’s often where this advice ends, leaving authors to wonder how to improve their author platform or, for that matter, even where to start. First, let’s clarify, because an author platform means a lot of things. But simply put — it’s really everything you’re about as it relates to your target markets and who you’re trying to appeal to! What I mean by this is, it’s how your author persona shows up in the world. So,...

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