That time I really wrote a comic book and other tales of being a freelance writer

So this is my official cover for my one shot in the Swords of Sorrow universe. And it’s a little surreal to be here after years of thinking of writing professionally as a goal. You spend so long tilting at the windmills of getting published that when it happens you get knocked back a bit.Continue reading “That time I really wrote a comic book and other tales of being a freelance writer”

Saving WisCon and Other Myths (my post con chair report)

WisCon 39 happened this weekend. I co chaired with Levi & we made a bunch of changes with the help of an amazing team of people. And I heard that we saved WisCon. I have a hard time with that idea because I don’t think WisCon was ever in danger of ending. I think itContinue reading “Saving WisCon and Other Myths (my post con chair report)”

Mary Shelley Didn’t Invent Sci Fi and other semi controversial things

So, yesterday I was finally able to announce that I’ll be writing my first ever comic in the Swords of Sorrow series. And I am so excited. But I keep seeing this claim roll around that Frankenstein is the first entry into sci fi. And it’s good, don’t get me wrong, and ground breaking forContinue reading “Mary Shelley Didn’t Invent Sci Fi and other semi controversial things”

Of Fairy Wings And Glittering Crowns (Crowdfunded Fiction)

As some of you already know a few months ago we packed up and moved to Memphis. On paper it was a good plan. In execution…well, we wound up in an apartment where the floors slope at an angle so steep nothing on wheels can stay in place. One of the bedrooms has a holeContinue reading “Of Fairy Wings And Glittering Crowns (Crowdfunded Fiction)”

On Diversity in Writing Fiction Or Step Away From The Fail

So, you’re a member of X group and you want to write fiction that includes people who are different from you. Possibly they have a different racial background, sexuality, religion, gender identity, or are disabled in some way. First things first, why are they in your story? Aside from being different, what purpose do theyContinue reading “On Diversity in Writing Fiction Or Step Away From The Fail”

Don’t Be A Rapist: Of Survivor Parenting & Young Males

We have a lot of conversations around masculinity now since kid #1 is pubescent. At not quite 12 he’s starting to feel his way through what kind of man he wants to be and having parents that he feels he can talk to is helpful, but occasionally traumatic for all concerned. We’ve talked about sex,Continue reading “Don’t Be A Rapist: Of Survivor Parenting & Young Males”

Jilted ex-boyfriend puts up abortion billboard

I saw this article & for some reason I assumed that anyone reading it would see through the hyperbolic billboard to the petty abusive personality behind it. Then I looked at the comments (I know, I know I should never look at the comments on any news story), and remembered I was awake and onContinue reading “Jilted ex-boyfriend puts up abortion billboard”