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Sensitivity and Sensibility: Learning and Growing with Representation in Writing

I am a sensitivity/diversity editor, particularly for disability representation in fiction. I am also a flawed human who's writing hasn't been perfect. Still, I'm a person who wants to keep learning and growing. You, too? There's one thing I want to underscore in this post: You are not perfect, but that's okay, as long as …

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Holy stars, I did a thing!

As co-editor of the Nothing Without Us anthology, this last few weeks felt as if I were handed the baton in the second-to-final lap of a relay race while I cried, "Oh crap, I need to deliver this to the last runner!" The "last runner" being the final production team at Presses Renaissance Press. However, …

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I feel like the “It’s” guy from Monty python…

You know what I mean, right? That poor soul who pants and gasps and crawls his way through the terrain just to look at the camera a say, "It's..." before he collapses? ID: Cait crawling on the ground, being the Monty Python "It's" guy. (Drama much?) Gracious, I'm so busy, my busy is busy! This …

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ID: Woman on comfy grey couch, buried under a blue furry blankie.

I’m still alive, honest!

Hey, folks! I haven't blogged in a few weeks because (1) I have this stalker-cough. Yes, it's stalking me. I'm considering getting a restraining order on this virus. (2) I am up to my eyeballs in editing work! I've been helping the husband unit with his first book, Dissatisfied Me, A Love Story, by giving it a pre-beta reader edit. …

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It’s almost mid-January and I haven’t posted yet!

So, here's my post. How'd ya like it so far? ID: Grayscale image of wooden fence post in against a field grown wild. Life has been a whirlwind lately with extra bits of whoosh. I've barely had time to think. Yet, after only 12 days into 2019, I've already learned a lesson: I super-really, absolutely, …

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Why My Second Book Will Have More Editors

This week I was so excited to send The Stealth Lovers to my publisher, Renaissance. The manuscript still has to go through the Acquisitions Committee, so I have about three months to wait before I know if they'll publish it. (Please, please pick me! Pick me!) The Stealth Lovers is the origin story of Commander Xaxall …

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My manuscript and I need to sneak away together!

I’ve not been writing as much as I’d like these days. It’s not that I don’t want to complete The Stealth Lovers, it’s just that work has been constant these past few months. Not that I’m complaining; I love how my day job involves editing manuscripts. There’s nothing like giving other authors joy when they see …

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I’m cishet and I write queer characters, but not without help.

Yeah, so I'm cisgender, which means that a doctor looked at my new-born bits and said, "It's a girl," and when I grew up I said, "Good guess, Doc." I'm also heterosexual, which means I am romantically and sexually attracted to men. Right, so we got those boring details about me out of the way. …

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When to Listen to and When to Ignore Writing Advice

I wrote a thing about a thing on author Louise Allan's Writers in the Attic! This is a topic that means a lot to me as a writer, and I'm so glad Louise let me share my thoughts on this forum, which also has other great authors! (Including my homie, Robin Elizabeth!) by Louise Allan |May 29, 2017 …

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