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 […]

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 […]

Where Have You Been, Word-Nerd?!?!

Alright, yes, a fair question! Aaagh–would you–STOP HITTING ME WITH YOUR CAPS-LOCK KEYS! (Hypocrisy, thou blowest from the north, and upon a lukewarm wind because my place of residence forgot how to winter in 2020)–so, let’s ditch the over-tangential style of 2013-2017 North and answer the title question: where have I been? Ach, mensch, I must tell […]

The Necromancer and the Revenant: Updates and Next Steps

(Full disclosure as of 4/10/2019–while I did write this for important updates, I obviously got a bit worked up in the process; I’ve tweaked or removed 3-4 sentences which aren’t reflective of my thoughts when level-headed. If you’re coming back to this and remembering it as moderately less reasonable, that is why.) “I’m sorry, but […]

NaNoWriMo: What Happened This Year?

Some of you may remember that I started out the month of November in fine form. I was posting lore articles on the daily, or making up the total word count on the next day when I didn’t. For a little while, I always had something more to offer. And then, at least for this […]

Why I Write Fantasy The Way I Do

Twitter recently brought a certain Ana Marie Cox’s article to my attention–that would be this one here. It was difficult for me to parse this, because many of the same factors that drove Ana back to conventional fantasy drove me away from it. How the hell does that work? Honestly, I’m pretty sure it’s a […]

In Retrospect, I Deserved to Be an Outcast

Before I begin, it’s worth noting that many on the Autism Spectrum never really learn to manage their symptoms. I have, and I honestly don’t know if it’s a blessing or a curse. I do know that it’s too late. There are certain windows in your life where new connections form opinions of you. Looking […]