Music is unquestionably very powerful. It can remind us of past times, contributes to mood, and even helps build our characters (the old show vs tell). However, using other’s work can be iffy at best, and for most of us, buying the rights isn’t a financial option. Editors, so I have read, also get pretty nervous around using published songs in writing (even legal aspects), so that’s something to keep in mind when sending your manuscript out!
So what are your options?
Pew released a new report on how both black Americans and white Americans view racial inequality and it only serves to validate generally held ideas about white privilege. To summarize, the report demonstrates that not only do white Americans underestimate the level of inequality felt by black Americans, but that black Americans are not especially hopeful for any change (about 43% believe it will likely never happen) versus white Americans (about 11% believe the same).You can read the full report here.
Coming up with character names can be more daunting that coming up with the characters themselves. Even worse is trying to name a momentary or background character and loosing valuable time on the process. After looking for proper naming resources for years, here are my Top 4:
Director/Actor Taika Waititi recently announced the long (well, 2 years seems long) awaited sequel for What We Do In The Shadows! The new film, We’re Wolves follows the exploits of the werewolf pack, with Stu and Anton vying for control over their lycanthropic brothers.
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