It's the 31st of October, which means that tomorrow I will begin a 30-day marathon in which I intend to write 50,000 words (or more) and complete a new novel. So I suppose these last less-than-24-hours are for me to admit a few things to myself (and to you). 1) I have about two chapters… Continue reading Pre-NaNo Confessions
I was shocked when I realized that my FMC was, in my head, a young, Caucasian, blonde girl with a slender body. The main underlying theme of my novel is about prejudice and oppression! It's amazing how the media brainwashes us to immediately think of that sort of character in a leading role. I'm appalled at… Continue reading Writing diversity without propagating oppression
first They are young, but not that young –and honestly, neither of them think in terms of time: it is a foreign, meaningless concept invented by the weak who must measure the distance between themselves and their deaths– and it is in this world, because it is always in this world; perhaps she does not… Continue reading Six – A Short Story
Swelali was born in the savanna, and there she will live until she dies. Enkai has watched from the sky with his bright and blinding face, and has watched over her family and their herd.
It's October 12th and NaNoWriMo preparation has officially begun! And here's a cool picture of a bear. I've spent the last month playing around with a bunch of plot ideas, none of which were (or are, sadly) more than just a general idea of what I'd like to do. This year, I don't feel like… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2014 Plot Bunnies
This morning in the shower I totally had the intention of writing a really nice post about all my NaNoWriMo aspirations for this year, and how I'll be tackling misogyny and racism in a rather blatant way with my new novel. BUT INSTEAD! For the Narnia Fic Exchange 2014 I ended up writing this (I'll put it up… Continue reading My one-shots are out of control.
Sometimes I talk too much. I admit it; I get carried away with what I'm thinking about and could go on for ages if nobody says anything. Mostly this happens with people I'm very familiar with (my family and my closest friends), and sooner or later they'll shut me up, kindly or unkindly. But I… Continue reading Before readers there are listeners
...or "How Fanfiction saved my brain". In the past years, I can't count the number of times people (namely my family) have scolded me for writing fanfiction instead of continuing to write my novels. Actually, they're right. When I'm in the middle of some awesome project that I've been bothering everybody about with long monologues… Continue reading The Incredible Unknown Power of Fanfiction
I've been told, countless times, that instead of investing my time on writing about unicorns, vampires, clones, gangsters, terrorists, magic, and really messed-up imaginary societies, I should spend the valuable days of my youthful writer-hood (writer-ness, writership?) writing about things I actually know. I've considered this proposal, but have never actually agreed with it. I… Continue reading The sunny agony of non-fiction
Today, when helping three people teach Children's Moral Education Class to 27 kids in our Youth Month of Service campaign, I started to take pictures. I'm no photographer, but I really enjoy taking weird pictures with the hope that someday I will be able to put good use to them. Among those pictures was the… Continue reading The Beginning of being a deity… through writing.