Writerly Lifestyle

Writing Diversity into Your Story: Emmy Nordstrom Higdon

October 31, 2022 David Season 2 Episode 28
Writerly Lifestyle
Writing Diversity into Your Story: Emmy Nordstrom Higdon
Show Notes

5 Minute Writer
Article
Emmy's Manuscript Wish List
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Last week on the interview series I talked to author, Josh Stallings. He shared how to write unique and three-dimensional characters by avoiding cliche's.

Interview with Christopher Golden.

3 BIG TAKEAWAYS 

  1. Writing real characters
  2. Finding people you trust to work with
  3. How our life experiences can drive our fiction


BIO
emmy (they/them) holds a PhD in justice-oriented social work with a focus on critical animal studies. They are a member of the planning team for the Festival of Literary Diversity, a faculty member at the Manuscript Academy, and a literary agent at Westwood Creative Artists. They are a queer, trans, and non-binary colonizer based in Tkaronto (Toronto, Ontario). emmy lives with their partner, a Deaf Dalmatian named Pavot, two formerly feral Maine coon cats, Whisper and Willow, and their collection of plants, informally nicknamed The Leafy Bois. They keep busy with vegan cooking, thread painting embroidery, crochet, wholesome video games, snail mail, their sticker collection, and… obviously, reading.

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