Category Archives: meta

this is not a blog for other writers. well, it is, but what i mean is that i didn’t set out to write a writing blog where i post advice about writing, publishing, etc. this is a writer blog, where i write about being a writer.

how many times can i use variations of the word write in this description?

anyway, if i do post writing advice, i’ll shove it in this category. as well as any posts that are about the act of writing. you know, where i get meta about it.

categories are hard okay.

Beware of Ergot-Poisoned Writing Advice

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Bumper Crops of Fungus It’s Nanowrimo! Holy gods where has the year gone? I feel like just yesterday I was saying Happy New Year to folks. Ok, so, it’s November and I’ve apparently been abducted by aliens this year because that’s the only way to explain all the missing time. I’m also recovering from seriously heavy burnout. Slowly feeling more… Read more »

Eight Days In, Halfway Through — the magic of planning my NaNo-novel

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You read that right. I’ve already hit 25K in my NaNoWriMo project, Stranger Skies. The story is fleshing itself out nicely, and I’ve gone ahead and done the Smashwords NaNoWriMo promotion — you can read chapters 1 and 2 for free. Curious as to what it’s about? Here’s a short description: Silva, Lady of the True Woods, Goddess of the… Read more »

Rape Culture in Fantasy Settings

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[TRIGGER WARNING: discussion of rape and sexual assault] It’s a Thing. It really is. We’d like to think that the worlds we think up are oh-so-evolved, but the truth is that many of the worlds we think up have a rape culture in some shape or form. Possibly because it’s nearly impossible for us to imagine humanity could be better…. Read more »