‘Tis that time of year…where writers howl into the void, unleashing the chaos of their hearts, offering up their stories for the abyss to judge, and the abyss wails back at them. It is… SFF AWARDS SEASON The Nebula Awards have opened for nominations (and this year, both Active and Associate members can vote!) and soon… Read More 2018 Awards Eligibility Post
Language is a marvelous thing. It’s fluid, it changes over time, it allows people to communicate in a myriad of ways. It gives us storytelling and love. Language, in all its many forms and transcendent qualities, is what ties us together as a species. Language has always been co-opted by oppressors in an effort to… Read More My Identity Is Political and I Will Not Be Silent
With 2018 on the horizon, I feel a little like Dante surfacing from the circles of Hell and looking at Virgil and being like, “What the fuck, dude?!” Yeah, 2017 was A Thing That Happened. It had a lot of bad. A lot. But it also had quite a few good things, and it’s important to… Read More 2017 In Review: Words and Games
This is the blog-ified version of a series of tweets I made after finishing my novel, FIVE DEATHS AND A GOD. The storify is here. ^_^ ____ November 30th, 2017 *whispers* I finished my first novel yesterday after a six year hiatus. I’d like to tell you about my novel-writing journey thus far, because it’s… Read More Six Years and a Book: Finishing A Novel After A long Hiatus
I want to touch briefly on the topic of narrative choice.
Everything you include or omit in a story is a choice. … Read More What Stories We Choose To Tell
So. This happened… This Is Not A Wardrobe Door …has been nominated for the Nebula Awards (short story category). I am beyond honored. Look at the company this little story is in! *swoon* Thank you, everyone who read and liked and shared and nominated this story. Thank you to the team at Fireside for publishing… Read More “This Is Not A Wardrobe Door” nominated for the Nebula Awards!
Superheros. Power. Responsibility. The blurred lines between good and evil. My novelette, Later, Let’s Tear Up the Inner Sanctum, is live and free to read (or listen to) at Lightspeed Magazine! There’s also an author interview with me, conducted by Robyn Lupo! I love this story, and it was the perfect tale to explore a ‘found… Read More Later, Let’s Tear Up the Inner Sanctum
Additional Parts In This Series Part 0 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7.1 & 7.2 | Part 8 | Part 9 (you are here) ____ (With thanks to the Hamilton musical for being so quotable!) Gather ’round, my peeps, for… Read More MERC vs. BOOK: Revising a Novel, Part 9–Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells This Story?
Additional Posts In This Series Part 0 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7.1 & 7.2 | Part 8 (you are here) Music! I love creating playlists for different projects. It’s not procrastination if it helps me focus, and music* is really good for… Read More MERC vs. BOOK: Revising a Novel, Part 8–A Little Night Music and Stick Figures
This is the second installment of a two-parter blog post about process, craft, and Merc spending way too much time in Illustrator! You can read Part One here. Part 0 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7.1 | Part 7.2 (you… Read More MERC vs. BOOK: Revising A Novel, Part 7–Gaming the Process (part 2)