Something to keep in mind if your story includes raising a baby

Is the Western way of raising kids weird? – BBC Future

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210222-the-unusual-ways-western-parents-raise-children

Applies to fantasy and science fiction, too. How do human and alien races raise babies? What impact does that have on culture and characters?

Think about it.

Why you should hire me as your sidekick

Inspired by a writing exercise (write a letter to the hero applying to be their sidekick) at the end of a Hawaii Fiction Writers work shop on buddies and sidekicks:

“When you’re captured by the bad guys, tied up and being tortured to reveal where our client is hidden, I would shoot you in the head – then myself – to protect our client’s life.”