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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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writing post

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

representation, writing post

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

representation, Uncategorized

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

personal, writing post

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

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The Sexualization of Teen characters in YA Romance (and why it needs to end)

Sit down because this is one reeeeeally long post. Recently I was talking to a friend about something that deeply bothered me in book blurbs - the use of the word "sexy". Often, I see it used in erotic books - which are totally fine! - but still feel weird. What troubles me is the… Continue reading The Sexualization of Teen characters in YA Romance (and why it needs to end)

writing post

Going Deep into POV

This is something all writers wonder at some point in our story. Choosing which POV will be used is something hard, especially because it's the lens through which we'll see the story pass. POV - short for point of view - is one of the most important elements within a story. Why? Because it shapes… Continue reading Going Deep into POV

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How I Got My Agent

Just writing the title of this post kind of gave me all the excitment again. This is the dream post for every writer, right? Everyone wants to write one of these, and I devour them happily from all other writers. There's nothing like seeing the reward for hard work, and I always wanted to write… Continue reading How I Got My Agent

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5 Reasons to Participate in NaNoWriMo

Hi world! Looks like it's been a while since I last updated the blog, which makes sense. I've been rewriting old drafts, revising and making things more perfect with new ones, and battling two new stories that want to be written. That being said, it's almost time for NaNoWriMo again! First day is Tuesday, and… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Participate in NaNoWriMo