Embracing Failure: The Writing Process

Over on Horror Tree, I talk about my newly released novella The Rampant and why many many failures were necessary before I could complete this particular work.

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Baby writers are never all the same. It is just the broad strokes–no sense of marketplaces or paths or realistic goals—that give new writers that patina of predictable and homogeneous. What a baby writer has to offer is, by definition, unique and as yet unrealized.

In my twenties, I spent years on journal writing, along with attempts at poetry and fiction that were all imagination—my imagination—but definitely lacked discipline and craft. … Read more

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Tor.com list of short fiction writers!

I am beyond thrilled when I find my name on the Tor.com list “150 ‘New’ Writers for Your Consideration.” It really is both an unexpected and special moment.

Stories, when published, feel like they have a second life, unknown to their author, at least that’s been my experience. In large part I never know who has read my work or how they’ve responded.This is one of those rare exceptions, and I can’t help but savor it!

It’s hard for any writer to find their audience. That feels especially true for short fiction. Maybe it’s something about the word … Read more

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