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I’m moderating a panel about Accessibility in Worldbuilding on Feb 20!

Canadian fantasy author Dianna Gunn is hosting a one-day virtual con on Saturday February 20 called Worldbuilding Deep Dive! I have the pleasure of moderating a panel about accessibility in worldbuilding. I think it's going to be an absolute blast! Here's the complete schedule with moderator bios and Zoom links, so you can register for …

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The Power of Creativity and the Disabled Writing Community

I did some reflecting on the past six years and how I had gone from #DisabledAndAlone to an advocate, sensitivity editor, and someone comfortable in her own skin. And I credit creativity and the disabled writing community for it!

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I spent 2014 in an acute state of fear.

Yeah, I know that seems hyperbolic, but I was quite terrified. The chronic pain I had been experiencing from the neuropathy of fibromyalgia had levelled up to a state where it felt like someone had injected several areas of my body with burning hot, vibrating curling irons. The most relentless spots were at my hips, knees, and ankles. I couldn’t stand for long, and I definitely couldn’t walk for long on my own power. I’d envisioned the writing on the wall—I would probably end up in a wheelchair. The thought of this had brought me to tears often enough. After all, my world as I’d known it would be over, right?

Reflecting back, I feel really bad for Past Me, because she was #DisabledAndAlone. The only information I’d had to go on stemmed from the typical ableist narratives that we internalize…

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Dear authors of shorter fiction, a love note…

To those of you who write works with a word count of fewer than 40, 000 words, I appreciate you. You've made my life easier during this pandemic. You see, a pretty awful thing had happened to me last year, besides not seeing friends or family in person since before March 2020, besides having autistic …

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Once Upon a Flat (Flash Fiction)

It's 2021 and time for the monthly fun Flash Fiction Challenge Draw. This year, it's hosted by author Jeffrey Ricker! For January, we had to write a 1000-words max story that was a fairytale set in a studio apartment in a big city, and there had to be a potted plant in the story. Here's …

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2020, A Year I Examine With Hindsight

There is an expression I often use in therapy: “My life is equal parts awful and awesome. As long as the awesome is really awesome, it wins.” To be completely honest, though, it’s difficult for me to write this post because I'm currently managing a depression. Still, sometimes it’s good to examine one’s life, even …

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Flash Fiction Challenge: November’s and December’s Results

Aw, this is my last summary post for 2020, but that's okay because the Flash Fiction Draw will continue in 2021, curated by author Jeffrey Ricker! You can follow him on his website and on Twitter to learn more. November's entries For November, I drew these cards: 3 of spades, 9 of hearts, and the …

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Ooo-la-ahhh… (Flash Fiction)

I did it! I finished my final flash fiction of 2020! The cards drawn meant we had to write an dystopian piece that takes place at the Eiffel Tower, and there had to be a cane in the story. Here’s my entry: Ooo-la-ahhh... December 15. It’s been seven months to the day that I’ve been living in France. …

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Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: December

Well, the time has come at last for the final  2020 Flash Fiction Challenge. I really enjoyed being the curator during this really heckin' heck of a year. Thanks a billion to all who participated. Exciting news! Author Jeffrey Ricker will be the curator for 2021. I know he'll do a great job. Please follow …

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Better to Believe…Fewer Mutants That Way

Well, I managed to finish my flash fiction for November. The cards drawn meant we had to write an urban fantasy that takes place in a hospital elevator, and there has to be a gun in the story. Here’s my entry: Better to Believe... Fewer Mutants That Way “What floor?” The woman peers at the …

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Flash Fiction Challenge 2020: November

What? Only one more month of the 2020 Flash Fiction Challenge after this one? That's incredible! I am purposely one week later because of the US election last week. 🙂 You can read October's entries here, if you like! Here’s the video of me choosing the cards for November's challenge! (Sorry if the sound is weird. …

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