Monday, 19 April 2021
Saturday, 17 April 2021
Doing a mix of taking notes and tweeting, so am going to embed the start of my live tweets so I can find them again myself.
It should be noted that these are my interpretations of what has been said (as processed and condensed at time of tweeting) & not verbatim notes. Hopefully, I do not misrepresent what any of them said!
The Ingredients of a Breakthrough Short Story:
The Ingredients of a Breakthrough Short Story:— Anna Tan (@natzers) April 17, 2021
Mod: Coral Moore
Panel: Eliana Ugarte, Ande Dudak, Salik Shah, Valerie Valdes
Starting with intros and a short story they loved. #BreakthroughShorts #flights2021
Publishing outside the US
Beyond the Western Lens
Short Stories are Not Baby Novels
Sensitivity Reading as Developmental Editing
Alright! Next is Sensitivity Reading as Developmental Editing which has a really long hashtag: #DevEditsAsSensitivityReads— Anna Tan (@natzers) April 18, 2021
Nicasio Reed (NR), Zhui Ning Chang (ZNC), Marlee Jane Ward (MJW), Yilin Wang (YW).#Flights2021
How to Give and Receive Critiques Like the Best
And so my super super last #Flights2021 session is How to Give and Receive Critiques like the best, and I am up and awake and have had breakfast. #GoodCritique.— Anna Tan (@natzers) April 19, 2021
Mod: Cliff Winnig (CW)
Panel: Monte Lin (ML), Jane Funk (JF), Rashida Smith (RS)
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Ok, first up, I feel kind of mean that this is only a 3 star? But it is what it is. [It's a very personal-reason rating though, as in I liked it but not SUPER liked it mainly cos there was too much physics in it haha]
We're moving up the ladder in this series, where the problem of shady bosses in When You Had Power and nasty power outages in You Knew the Price have escalated to reach Southern California's Public Utilities Commissioner, Akemi Sato. Is this threat real? Or is the Regional Director going off the rails? In a pandemic? (Well, a new virus outbreak anyway.)
I feel like Of Kindness and Kilowatts suffers from "second book syndrome" (even though it's the third), where the strong buildup from the first two books have reached a bit of a plateau. There's a lot of physics in this one (which went a little over my head) and they make some cool (and disturbing) discoveries, but the tension isn't as high as the previous one, and it feels more plotty (idk if this is a word, but it now is). But you gotta get through this one to get to the final book, Yet You Cry When It Hurts!
Relationship wise, this one focuses on Akemi and his relationship with his estranged father, Dai - which again was personally not as relatable for me as the themes of found family and community were in the first two books.
Plus points: it has tea! <3
Note: I received a digital ARC of this book from the author. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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