Physical travel may be nothing but a memory, but I’ve always loved moving through the internet’s series of tubes to do guest posts, appear on podcasts, and the like. Want to check out my recent guest blog posts/podcast appearances and where you can catch me next? You’ve come to the right place.
I’m teaching at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference! Registration is still open and I’ll be holding the following three workshops (and probably rocking a virtual karaoke mic at some point!):
- Master Class: WXR Presents Putting Culture On The Page – Culture can be hard to define, but it influences everything from the language we use to the beliefs we hold dear to how closely we stand to the people we’re talking to. In this master class, you’ll learn how to give your stories greater cultural depth by exploring the building blocks of culture, developing cultural details that are relevant to the story you’re telling, and using them in tandem with your plot, characters, and themes to add richness and realism…whether you’re writing about a world you’ve invented or the couple next door.
- Decolonizing Fiction – Let’s build a better world with the stories we tell. Let’s put consent into our romances, reimagine policing in our crime fiction, challenge racial essentialism in fantasy and space colonialism in science fiction, and embrace story structures and techniques that come from outside of traditional Western narrative styles.
- Grants, Gigs, and GoFundMes: Financially Supporting the Writer’s Life – In this workshop, we’ll look at three ways to make money through writing – freelance writing work, arts grants, and direct appeals to fans and readers through platforms like Patreon and Substack. For each, we’ll explore how to find and create opportunities for yourself, assess whether the work you’ll put in is worth the potential income, and give yourself the best chance of success.
Fireside Podcast Chats
- Writing Excuses 15.32: Short Story Markets
- Writing Excuses 15.12: Writing the Other – Being an Ally
- Just Keep Writing Community Chat
- The Skiffy and Fanty Show – Signal Boost #51