Keep Calm and Write On

Not everyone in the writing community has support or resources. You know this. Not a revelation. The #writestuff twitter chat this week stumbled upon another commonality. Many (not all, but more than I expected) of us are chronically ill, whether diagnosed or stuck in the something-is-wrong-but-what stage. How do you find time or motivation to … Continue reading Keep Calm and Write On

Author Interview – Tui Snider

Buckle in, readers! I took a leap and asked Tui Snider to come do an interview about her latest book. It's non-fiction, which is a departure from our poetry and fantasy - BUT, it's about graveyards and symbols and all the fun stuff you didn't even know you didn't know, so let's go! First, an … Continue reading Author Interview – Tui Snider

Miscon – The Ascension, Part Two

I talked last time about the overall experience I had this year at the convention. Today, I want to share some of the lessons I learned from panels. Family Dynamics (Esther Jones, Maggie Bonham, Danica Waters, and Dean Wells) The most profound of the tidbits was given by Dean Wells. He said, "Family is shorthand … Continue reading Miscon – The Ascension, Part Two

Saturday Storytime – Rags and Rhymes

Happy Saturday! If you need to catch up, go here. Rags and Rhymes Rags and Rhymes smelled like sex. There was no nice way to say it, so no one mentioned it, but everyone thought it. Jackie didn’t mind. It was one more potential thrill to light up her senses, and tonight she could use … Continue reading Saturday Storytime – Rags and Rhymes

Miscon 31 – The Ascension, Part One

Last year, I felt I was given permission to write what I wanted. I didn’t have to be the next Virginia Woolf or Jane Austen. Fantasy was fabulous. Science fiction was valuable. So, I went home and wrote Ferals & Blights. I entered the Writers of the Future contest and won a Silver Honorable Mention. … Continue reading Miscon 31 – The Ascension, Part One

Saturday Storytime – Lily Quee

Yes, I know. It's Sunday. Late on Sunday! I'm at Miscon, the fabulous SFF convention in Missoula, Montana. I'll be writing up a post soon about the things I've learned this year, and the super-cool and sweet people, so keep an eye out for it! If you need to catch up, here's the link to … Continue reading Saturday Storytime – Lily Quee

Saturday Storytime – Lights!

Another installment - go here to get caught up. Lights! The kitchen was still warm from its earlier exertions. “Lights.” The room heard and complied, and Sharna let out a sigh of relief. It was all in the tone. If you left even a bit of a question in your voice, the kitchen would ignore … Continue reading Saturday Storytime – Lights!