The 3rd version of this list, April 29th, is here: Free book activities
As for me, I’m just offering what I always offer: masses of free stuff on my website! I had started offering #TipsByNicola on Instagram but it was an enormous time-suck and totally unhelpful. Why unhelpful? Because my advice is nuanced and evidence-based and that can’t be delivered in soundbites and Top Tips. I’m actually allergic to those feel-good catchphrases like “be the change you want to see”. So, I write books and distill the books into articles and talks; I answer questions and emails and give everything I possibly can, with all apart from books, talks and some high-value teaching materials completely free.
Lockdown for me has meant a loss of income, because all my events are cancelled or postponed, but a really welcome increase in writing time, which I’m using for…writing. And loving it. I’m also planning how to deliver virtual talks to schools, which I’d been thinking about even before all this began. I’m working on it.
I hope you’re writing, too – your virus diary? Are you entering the Antiviral Creative-Writing Competition? Please do!