Wednesday links: Social change through reading, and the character flaw generator

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

1. The Role of Literature in Social Change, from NA Alley: Reading is a powerful thing. When you read, you have the opportunity to experience places, lives, and cultures entirely different from your own. And often, that will lead you to look at the world in a new way. Excerpt: “I didn’t grow up in a very diverse place. Almost everyone looked like me, spoke like me, worshiped at churches like mine, had similar household incomes, shopped at my grocery story, and attended my school.”

And for some fun, check out the Character Flaw Generator. It’s not an article or advice website, and it really only has about three lines of text on it. But each time you refresh, it gives you a new character flaw.

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