Category Archives: Writing

Fan fiction

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today I want to talk about fan fiction. My latest story is fan fiction – it is set in another writer’s … Continue reading

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From millions to wattpad

It’s the first Wednesday (Tuesday actually, this month) of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OPTIONAL IWSG QUESTION: What are your ultimate writing goals, and how have they changed over time (if … Continue reading

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Hats

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you watched the Royal wedding in May, you might’ve noticed the variety and the mere gorgeousness of the female guests’ … Continue reading

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Skin color in speculative fiction

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Beware: this is a rant, inspired, at least partially, by a recent review I read of Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti. The reviewer … Continue reading

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Genre exploration – A to Z challenge (G)

This April, for the first time in my life, I participated in the A to Z challenge – sort of. I’m a member of the WEP team, one of the 4 hosts there, together with Denise, Renee, and Nilanjana. The … Continue reading

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Cover art selection

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. This Wednesday, I’m one of the co-hosts, together with my wonderful fellow co-hosts Tamara Narayan, Chemist Ken, and Renee Scattergood. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OPTIONAL … Continue reading

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Lies propel the truth. Do they?

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Recently, I’ve written several stories where my protagonists lied. They didn’t lie for their own monetary gains or power, but they … Continue reading

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Speculative fiction sets me free

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OPTIONAL IWSG QUESTION: What do you love about the genre you write in most often? MY ANSWER: I mostly write speculative … Continue reading

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Writer’s block

Lately, I’ve been suffering from the beast known as the Writer’s Block. I’ve written maybe a few measly pages since the beginning of December. When I saw this picture on Jennifer Crusie’s website, it felt like recognition. I know it. … Continue reading

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We need IWSG

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On this Wednesday, the first in 2018, instead of venting my frustration and insecurities, I want to thank IWSG and its … Continue reading

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