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?
Yesterday I finished the second draft of my horror novella set in a dystopian society called the Colony. The story takes place in the 1980s with real world events sneaking in. I sent the story off to a beta reader. Betas are golden.:-) The working tagline: Ward hates his job. He slaughters animals for a … Continue reading Second Draft DONE!
I was 21, about to graduate from college and set up my own household, you know, with a sofa that didn’t come from the curb, ceramic plates instead of paper plates, and real cups instead of the plastic freebies with the school mascot on the side. Bring this cup back for a free fountain drink … Continue reading The Odd Writer
I’m excited to share one-sentence reviews for my top 25 reads of first quarter 2021! (In alphabetical order by author or editor.) Wings & Fire: A horror anthology compiled by Dan Alatorre. There is such a wide variety of stories here, from dystopian to vampires, from not-so-interesting to excellent stories, the latter category making the … Continue reading One Sentence Reviews: My 1st Quarter 2021 Reads