It’s been a while since I posted and I definitely should have put together a few blog posts for these announcements instead of lumping it all into one. But it’s been a busy few weeks and I’d rather spend the rest of the day working on fiction rather than writing blog posts, so here we go…
In the last few weeks, I’ve had:
- An essay published!
- I’m teaching an online class and registration is open!
- Two of my stories made the Locus Recommendation Reading List!
1. “The Magic of the Right Story” – New Essay in Uncanny Magazine
I’ve been experimenting recently with writing more essays and I’m excited to share that “The Magic of the Right Story” is now free to read on Uncanny’s website
This is a personal one – written over a few months while I struggled to get back into writing again after upending my life. It explores what makes a story resonate both as a reader and a writer.
2. Clarion West Online Class – “How to Write Emotionally Engaging Characters in Short Fiction” – April 15th, 2023
Back by popular demand, I’m teaching this class again for Clarion West Online. It’s an hour and a half lecture with some tips, tools, and tricks for making the characters you’ve made up really come alive for readers in a short story.
Clarion West also has a whole host of other cool online classes too.
3. My stories are on the 2022 Locus Recommend Reading List!
Every year Locus Magazine publishes a list of all the books and stories that reviewers have enjoyed throughout the year. And from that long list, the finalists are chosen for the Locus Awards. I’m thrilled that two of my stories are on that list this year: “A Record of Our Meeting With the Grand Faerie Lord of Vast Space and Its Great Mysteries, Revised” and “If We Make It Through this Alive”
If you’d like to vote for either of those stories or any others on this excellent list, you can do that here.
Finally, I’ll leave you with this – My short story recommendation the week is “Clay” Isabel J. Kim over at Beneath Ceaseless Skies