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A Week Review #9

Hello from the end of a busy week!

Our microscopy labs have finished, leaving us to start our microscopy research project, I have decided to look at the honey crystals and see whether size corresponds to quality of honey (results to come). 127 more words


Sometimes, he repurposes a quote from a sapient egg.

One of the things that makes me so good (and modest about it, too!) at editing science fiction/fantasy is that I have a brain full of “trivia” which often turns out to be useful and relevant to whatever I’m editing. 473 more words

What's in a name...

Can the name of a character make or break how we react to or even write them? We all know the Rose reference in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, but do names have an effect on how we see people, read characters or even write them? 370 more words

Writing Tips

Decided to do Camp NaNoWriMo

I haven’t been writing much–NaNoWriMo went well in November and I was able to wrap up a zeroth draft of Waiting for the Hurricane. I had plans to finish a first draft right away, but I couldn’t keep going through the holidays and extensive family obligations and travel. 229 more words


A writer-editor-teacher's quote of the week #164

Indeed, many students in the public education system aren’t “catching” what they need to know about writing— the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress writing test found almost 75 percent of eighth- and twelfth-graders in the US wrote below grade level and only 3 percent of US students, across all demographics, wrote an an “advanced” level.

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Updates: the 'my brain hurts -- give me coffee!' edition

I’m now just slightly more than halfway through the first round of copyediting J. R. Handley’s military sci-fi novel Operation Breakout, so it won’t be finished by tea time. 501 more words

After Happily Ever After: Editrix and Author Alisha Costanzo Talks Secret Agents and Creative Impulses

If you haven’t heard about the After Happily Ever After anthology, this interview series is a front row seat into the creative minds of the authors who have re-envisioned the fairy tale world beyond the final credits. 1,902 more words