News & Notes – 6/19/2021

June 19, 2021 News & Notes 2

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff

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For Writers (and anyone interested in the craft)

  • This Twitter thread on logistics and worldbuilding is interesting. Too often, writers neglect the obvious questions of where the foods, metals, tools, etc. that appear in their books actually come from — and what that might say about their society. Does the society trade for what it uses? With what? Are they colonizers? Who are the laborers, and what is their relationship to the consumers?

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2 Responses to “News & Notes – 6/19/2021”

  1. Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits

    I saw that Twitter thread (and in fact emailed it to myself to save for future reference and reminders). Very good reminders about trade and labor that gets forgotten all too often.

    And I somehow missed the #BoxedOut campaign last year, even though one of the few places I was going when I left the house was to do curbside pick-up at my local bookstore. I’m not sure if I missed the campaign window, or if they weren’t participating. I’ll be curious to see if they do anything for it this year.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I saved the Twitter thread too, in a bookmarks folder called “Writing.” In case I ever get serious about it…