Legends & Lattes: what is cosy fantasy? Or, how to make yourself hungry by reading descriptions of cake

This week:
• I try to nail down what cosy fantasy is
• Travis Baldree becomes a one-click author for me
• The mouth-watering descriptions of pastries made me hungry

Writing female secondary characters: why it’s important and how to do it

This week, secondary characters:
• Are most likely to default to male
• Are important representation
• Demonstrate the values of your society (and your writing)

Robert Muchamore nails writing female secondary characters, woop!

This week:
• Robin Hood is a 12-year-old boy who must survive alone in Sherwood Forest when his father is falsely accused of theft
• Women going about their business and doing their jobs in books is unusual
• Robert Muchamore writes great secondary characters who reflect reality