Category Archives: Writing Process

Post-NaNo 2019 Ruminations

This year has been rough, and I know I’m not the only one to feel that way. By the time NaNoWriMo (NaNo) rolled around, I had broken pretty much every pattern I used to keep moving forward and was a … Continue reading

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Making NaNo Work Around My Disability in 2019

I normally spend the month of November talking about NaNoWriMo or (inter)National Novel Writing Month (NaNo for short), and I may write about it a little or a lot. This year, we’re in the final week–rather the final days–and I … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Researching Speculation by J. Scott Coatsworth with Excerpt and Giveaway

J. Scott Coatsworth, an author of diverse speculative fiction, has graciously agreed to share some insight into his writing process. The Shoreless Sky, book three of the science fiction series Liminal Sky, comes out this week. Be careful not to … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019: A Drawing Exercise

In keeping with last year, I am once again trying Inktober with the goal of drawing more than I otherwise would have. I also used it to explore my tools again. My hope is I will find the tool that … Continue reading

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Stray Thoughts About Cultural Appropriation from a Third-Culture Kid

I started this as an email to my dad, who said to me last week that everyone steals from the Irish. Why isn’t that cultural appropriation? But as I wrote, I realized others might find it interesting. This is a … Continue reading

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