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Female Character Spotlight: Door

A few weeks ago, I started a series called: Female Character Spotlight, where I highlighted the character Adora Belle Dearheart.

My goal with these spotlights is to bring attention to realistic female characters, especially within the fantasy and sci-fi genres.   747 more words


Reflections on Revisions

So remember those revisions that I started way back in June? Last week, I finally finished them. This draft took longer than some earlier revisions had, because it involved a lot more restructuring — that “Come to Proserpina” moment did its job and forced me to really rethink a lot of the shape of the book. 736 more words


Getting Past "Rave Rejections"

The excellent Elizabeth Bear has a good post on how to get past “rave rejections.” You know the ones, where they tell you how great the story is but sorry, can’t use it. 194 more words


Answered and Unanswered Questions

1st Day of Harvest Season, 342 Years After Mourning

“Twin rowans guard the bend where the river turns east. Count off fourteen paces—nay, double that for your young legs—and you’ll find the overhang. 860 more words


REVIEW: The Strain, season 1, episode 1, 'Night Zero'

The Strain was always meant to be a television show. Although the story was originally published as a trilogy of novels, co-written by creator Guillermo del Toro with Chuck Hogan, del Toro had initially envisaged The Strain as a multi-season TV series, changing form only after multiple rejections. 308 more words

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Reading List Revamped...

…so I’ve finally gotten around to revamping my old posts on a fan poll I did years back that aimed to produce a recommended reading list for the SF&F genre. 6 more words


What happened to my library books? (Also: New library books.)

A couple of months ago (yes, that long ago) I wrote a post about how weirdly my local library works. I also posted a picture of the books I borrowed. 409 more words