Fiction can be either escapist or intensely real and cathartic. It can be a getaway or a means by which to confront things that otherwise just build and tangle inside of you. Both can be equally important.
No one can truly predict what sells, or sells well. I am a firm believer in writing books that speak to you and for you.
I wrote this list to accompany this thread about SEA being underrepresented in SFF! Even as publishing diversifies and we see more interest in stories and worlds that draw from non-Anglo Western canon, the bars we see move are generally still commensurate with the cultures that have more global or American cultural capital/consciousness. Asian representation, […]
I initially wrote a shorter version of this for my AMM mentee while we were discussing playing up a romantic subplot for her YA science fantasy book (aka I successfully convinced her to make the hot grumpy ship captain with the mysterious backstory the sapphic love interest). After revisiting it while discussing writing romance with […]
I’ve been writing for pretty much as long as I can remember. I started with self-insert fanfics and thinly veiled riffs on all my favourite shows and books, and then started writing original stories that I would pass around in notebooks to my classmates or email them new chapters like a subscription. My best friends […]