#MeToo & Anti-Harassment Initiatives in the Publishing Industry

CW: Sexual harassment This past week, some serious stuff went down in the publishing industry, an industry that I, as a self-publishing writer, observe (and have occasionally envied) from a distance.  The School Library Journal published an article about sexual harassment within the world of children's publishing, naming a handful of alleged perpetrators and painful … Continue reading #MeToo & Anti-Harassment Initiatives in the Publishing Industry

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Seaport: a Token of Achievement or an Unpublishable Embarrassment?

It's time to talk about the elephant in the room: Secrets in Seaport. In the past few years that it's been in print, I think a total of eight copies have seen the light of day, three of which were purchased, not gifted to friends.  Suffice to say, it didn't sell well and in hindsight, … Continue reading Seaport: a Token of Achievement or an Unpublishable Embarrassment?

The Creativity Cycle as Illustrated by Emily Cheeseman (Twitter)

https://twitter.com/emcheeseman/status/889536314323939328 I go through extreme phases of burnout and momentum as illustrated above.  I wouldn't have been able to explain it as succinctly (or artistically) as Emily has done. At this moment, however, I'm going through a writerly do-nothing period.  I had a momentum burst to work on After the Fall not long after finishing … Continue reading The Creativity Cycle as Illustrated by Emily Cheeseman (Twitter)

I’m 95% sure this poem’s about Pyrrha Nikos

RWBY-fan-poems?  I guess that's a thing now. 😛  I was going through my drafts folder and happened upon this non-rhyming mess.  It's probably told from the perspective of  someone watching the Vytal Festival tournament, someone who only knew Pyrrha for her celebrity status, and not Jaune.  Surely millions of other citizens of Remnant admired Pyrrha … Continue reading I’m 95% sure this poem’s about Pyrrha Nikos