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Knowing Your Genre, Part 2: Science Fiction

Hi everyone, and welcome to the second blog post on the series on Genres I'm doing. Last week I talked about fantasy subgenres, and this week my sole focus is science fiction. For those who are still kinda confused, there's a difference between Fantasy and Science-Fiction. People often lump them together, as if it's one… Continue reading Knowing Your Genre, Part 2: Science Fiction

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Knowing Your Genre, Part One: Fantasy

Hello everyone! With PitchWars almost in the corner and everyone getting ready for submission, it's time we all have everything set -- there's always time for last minute revisions and changing your queries, but don't stress it out. After posting my wishlist, there was a particular question that I got asked a couple of times:… Continue reading Knowing Your Genre, Part One: Fantasy

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Your Experience is Not Universal: and that’s okay

There's been a constant discussion on twitter about writing and who gets to write what. As for contemporary, there's always been that unspoken rule about #ownvoices -- someone writing from their own experience will have better knowledge of the subject, and thus will know what they are talking about, and it'll be written with better… Continue reading Your Experience is Not Universal: and that’s okay

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Calling Out Problematic Books

From time to time, we see this come up in book twitter. A book is flagged as problematic, or has some content that we have an issue with. First of all, this is NORMAL. Not every book is going to be perfect. I dare say we are all problematic from time to time, and make… Continue reading Calling Out Problematic Books

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Discussing Identity, and when it’s not Enough

The other day I read a convo on twitter that made me really think about how we often see ourselves, and how we can hurt someone else when we are hurting. It revolved around the new Blade Runner trailer, and the fact that there are no visible POC on it. Often in sci-fi movies the… Continue reading Discussing Identity, and when it’s not Enough