Something I'm sure you've all noticed and that I'm definitely self-conscious about is the nature of my poems. I rarely write happy poetry, or poetry that is remotely positive. I feel self-conscious because I worry my poetry may be hurtful to others who struggle with their own negative emotions. Well, poetry is cathartic for me. … Continue reading Why are my poems always so depressing?
Earlier this year, I blogged about how two of my friends, on opposite sides of the Author-Fan relationship spectrum, had interesting experiences. One of my friends was slighted by an author who took her criticism out of context; the other is a creator who's had to deal with an overly attached young fan. In recent … Continue reading Authors & Fans, Part II
I have good news: I've been on a roll with writing After the Fall. From May to August 2016, I'd managed to churn out several chapters in quick succession. It was an intense and exciting time, and I was hoping to finish the story before a certain significant milestone in my life. Unfortunately, that didn't … Continue reading Progress on After the Fall
A while ago, my friend of mine shared an interesting Tweet about how ARCs (advanced review copies) of an up-and-coming book about marginalized people seem to be going to readers who openly admit they don't care about the subject, rather than real-life marginalized people who could relate to the subject matter and characters who represent … Continue reading Who Needs Diverse Books … More?