Increasing the number of women in my writing

Earlier this year I made a decision. I am going to dramatically increase the number of women in my stories. At least in my shorter works. Do I have a lack of women in my writing? I wouldn’t say so. Previously, I’ve made an effort to write stories of equal...

Sexual violence. And a book I don’t like.

A couple of years or so ago I read a book that made me both uncomfortable and angry. I read it because so many people loved the book, the series, the author. One of the reasons I haven’t yet completely let go of my anger is that people online still pour out...

On GRRM, Rothfuss, and forcing creativity

A recurring phenomenon in fantasy-related spaces on the internet these days is a collective whine over two famous authors: George R.R. Martin and Patrick Rothfuss. If you are at all familiar with fantasy, you have probably heard of their work. George R.R. Martin,...

Elitist Asshattery

Sometimes, I just can’t keep my mouth shut. Or my hands off the keyboard. Elitist Asshattery* is one of the things that do that to me. So, you ask, what is Elitist Asshattery? Well. You can find Elitist Asshats in most writers’ groups. They pretend to be normal people...

Going ‘political’

So it turns out I’ve found a soapbox. Some things are just too stupid not to address. *clears throat* It’s interesting, really, what counts as political these days. Apparently, writing books* and making films about any other kind of human being than just...