And From the Ashes?

The following is a scheduled post. I’ve set it for close to a month after I reached the decision stated here. That you are reading it means nothing has happened in that timeframe to change my mind. Hello, readers mine. I always felt that this day would come. I’m thankful to you all for standing […]

Happy Pride 2020–Black Lives Matter!

Hello, readers mine. I’ll keep this brief–I’ve been trying not to write too much here for the last few weeks so as to avoid injecting another white voice into a conversation where, rightly, I should serve mostly as a signal booster. June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, however, and as a transwoman I would be remiss […]

Book News: A New Edition and a New Novel

My esteemed readers! I bring, in effect, not one but two new book announcements for you today! The first may seem like cheating initially:  The Necromancer and the Revenant: Resurrected Edition! And yes, that title absolutely wrote itself. Before you kindle your ire under the reasonable suspicion that I am a filthy layabout double-dipping into your […]

My Lost Archives: Dirge For A Blue Dawn

All fantasy settings in the Twin Spirals Universe started from a piece of Neverwinter Nights fanfiction. Specifically, it was fanfiction for a certain kobold bard who first appeared in Shadows of Undrentide and went on to play a prominent role in Hordes of the Underdark. That is, if you chose to recruit him. You could also not […]

Finishing a Novel, Going On Holiday

Hello, readers mine! Some of you have doubtless noticed it’s been deadly silence here on the blog for a fair while. Has work kept me that busy? In a word, yes, though it’s not the paid variety. That is, not yet; my work has gone dormant, so I’m not reviewing scripts at the moment. (EDIT: […]

Unsympathetic Versus Unlikable Protagonists

Did you know, readers mine, that humans naturally feel an urge either to pick fights with or get away from people they do not like? Because, apparently, a statistically-significant percentage of writers are too dense to understand that. Both in my work as a script reviewer and elsewhere, I see the same problem appear far […]

Revivify: The Gothic Heroine

Hello, everyone! We’re between batches on a Friday again, so before I return to working on The Necromancer and the Reaping Spear, I wanted to try this new class of article out and see whether there’s demand for it. It’s like the Wheel of Archetypes which scholars say spun for a brief time during the Non-Sparkly Era, […]

Coming Out

Four days ago (less a few hours), I posted an advice article titled simply, Writing Female Characters, Take Two. That seems to have gone over well; however, as of today I had to go back and update it with an extra disclaimer at the start. And believe me, the irony of having waited until some […]