You can read the entire review over at Book Nouveau.Questions? You are invited to either leave a comment below, or ask directly through the comment form.
When I schedule my writing, I like to do so by the month, mapping out what novel I’ll be writing, what novel I’ve been editing. Often this leaves me with a few days or a week of slack at the end, and rather than fill in those gaps by starting the next novel early, I work on shorter projects. Lately it’s been eaten up trying to get ahead with my alternate-history superhero serial Hero Historia, but I’ve decided to write more stand-alone short stories.comment form.
I’ve written a book about writing.
Okay, it’s not really a book about writing, it’s a book about the business of writing.
Okay, it’s not really about the business of writing, it’s about the philosophy of the business of writing.
I think.comment form.
About a month ago I released Infernal Revelation, the first season of a supernatural thriller YA serial. It’s my first serial, it’s my first Young Adult targeted work. I’m bound to make mistakes. Continue readingQuestions? You are invited to either leave a comment below, or ask directly through the comment form.
A few weeks ago I wrote about representation and fiction, and last week I recalled my experiences casting a web-series pilot gender-blind. Both of those posts touch upon the same issues that I have with a lot of entertainment media: women, minorities, and LGBT characters are not given a fair representation.
For years this has been due to economic misconceptions held by the business interests that control creative production. The producers, the publishers, the old predominantly-white men in boardrooms perpetuated the myth that the vast majority of paying audiences weren’t interested in well-written women or protagonists of color.
That’s been changing, though, slowly but surely. The internet and social media have given a powerful voice to the previously disenfranchized, and as they make their opinions known, it’s been harder and harder to ignore the simple truths that these markets are hungry for diversity in the media they consume. Continue readingQuestions? You are invited to either leave a comment below, or ask directly through the comment form.
When I was writing the pilot for the atmospheric supernatural horror web-series Sleep Study, I didn’t specify race, gender, or sexual orientation for most of the characters. Casting packets were produced with either gender-neutral names (Alex, Charlie, Chris) or with dual gendered names (Maria/Mark, David/Dana). Race wasn’t specified either, but we weren’t assuming “white” as a default; we were just leaving it open.comment form.