It’s been so fun to read everyone’s end of year eligibility for SFF awards posts this year (and I’ll be writing a round-up of some of my favorite stories of the year in a few weeks, once I’ve had a chance to read as many as possible). Personally, though, I’ve had nothing published in 2017.… Read More An Amazing Year
One of the funniest things that happens to me when I come back to this blog is looking at the titles of all the blog posts that I started to write, but didn’t. I mean, if I were more diligent, you (dear Reader) could have been learning about things like My Year In Review, Planning… Read More Dipping My Toe Into Non-Fiction Waters
I know. It’s been a week. And what you absolutely wanted to talk more about right now was safety pins. Right? Well don’t worry, I’ve got your back. So here’s the thing about safety pins: Safety pins are small. They’re hard to spot. They’re unobtrusive. Their very nature is to try to quietly hold things… Read More On Safety Pins
It’s rare that a report full of facts and figures punches you right in the gut, but I just finished reading the #BlackSpecFic report (and accompanying editorials) by Fireside Fiction, and I am feeling all the feels. (Note: If you have no idea which report I’m talking about, read it. Read it now. It’s easy… Read More Writing (Speculative Fiction) While Black
Kill your darlings. It’s one of the pieces of writing advice you hear all the time. But until recently, it never really meant anything to me. I had no problem cutting scenes from a story, or even cutting a whole character. Obviously I was sooo advanced of a writer that I didn’t need the old… Read More Die, Darlings, Die!