I met Marty at a reading with Maria Dahvana Headley , Victor LaValle, and Daniel Polansky. I’m so glad to have introduced myself to him because he is so active as a writer. He does reviews and pieces for Tor.com and has several of his own short stories out for you to read. He took time to answer questions that I had about short stories and long form that might be helpful to those pursuing both styles of fiction. You can find the most recent line-up of his work here.
May 2017 was a much better month for reading. I discovered two new favorites and got through some textbooks. Somehow, I had balanced enough to actually get my school reading done and have space for some fun projects. The read-along for The Alchemists of Loom was a blast, but there’s more I want to share.
In the month of May, I’m participating in a read-along for The Alchemists of Loom (2017) by Elise Kova. It’s a steampunk fantasy full of intrigue, dangerous rogues, and the most fascinating magical system in a city where blood is currency. So far, I love the main characters and the world of Loom. It’s making my little gamer fan girl heart sing to its fullest potential.
As part of the blog tour, Elise took time to answer questions about inspiration and how a book evolves throughout the writing process.
A late post because of school and garbage, but otherwise, I learned so much from my reading choices and I’m excited to share. It was a great month in terms of learning how to write and important things to consider as a baby writer. Continue reading
Keith Yatsuhashi is the author of Kojiki (2016) and its sequel Kokoro, which came out today (4/4/2017) from Angry Robot Books. In this interview, he talks about the inspiration behind his epics that feature gods, mechas, and amazing characters and the process behind getting these books from drafting to publishing.
I got so much reading done this month. It was mostly due to my writing retreat where I played author for 9 days. It’s been a busy month of reading, so let’s get right into the lessons learned.
For whatever reason, my to-do post came up blank. Anyway, for spring break from graduate school, I went to Portland, OR for 9 days to get back into writing. Here is an overview of what I did while I was there and why it was so necessary. Continue reading