Psst, hey writers, they are PAYING magazines! These are some of my favorite magazines. All of them are literary, and all of them have a dark (or at least speculative) vibe. I also listed a story from each that sticks in my mind: 34 Orchard I’ve enjoyed every poem, image, and story 34 Orchard has … Continue reading Four Fab Dark Fiction E-Zines
I participated in the “All the World’s a Page” Shakespeare-themed reading challenge and learned four writing concepts I can apply to my own stories. BAND OF BROTHERS. Read a book with multiple points of view or an ensemble cast.I read The Faulkes Chronicles by David Huddle. I learned that a plural first person narrator works … Continue reading August’s Shakespeare-Themed Reading Challenge: What Bill Taught Me
I am participating in the All the World’s a Page read-a-thon. (All the World’s a “Page” hahaha!) I heard about this Shakespeare-themed August read-a-thon through one of my favorite YouTubers, Olivia-Savannah. (Her link and others below.) Seriously, Olivia-Savannah is brilliant (she speaks and reads THREE languages), and she's much wiser beyond her twenty-something years. Her … Continue reading A Shakespearean August
Yes, my 3rd quarter goals. But first, how did I do on the goals I set for the first half of 2021? I had a goal of writing three novellas. (One of them was already in a Nano draft phase.) 1st half of 2021: Write and edit 3 novellas. FIRST NOVELLA: Done, in an editor’s … Continue reading 3rd Quarter 2021 Writing Goals
These are the books I read in April, May, and June along with a one-sentence review of each. (And what's with today's feature image?) Alpha by author or editor: The Encampment by the Gorge & Blood Memory by Zachary Ashford is a Short Sharp Shocks book with two stories set in Australia that include folk … Continue reading One-Sentence Reviews: My 2nd Quarter 2021 Reads
Can you use pronouns for a non-binary character without confusing readers? I recently read a ghost story (link below) by Nadine Rodriguez that successfully uses they/them for the protagonist. The story works because: • Rodriguez almost always keeps plural items and multiple persons grammatically isolated from the protagonist’s they. • The author is non-binary themself, … Continue reading Can you use pronouns for a non-binary character without confusing readers?