Author Archives: Rene

April Short Fiction Read

I am tracking the short fiction I read this year for nominating purposes next year. An asterisk is a reminder to future me to revisit that story. “The Stories She Tells Herself”-Kelly Sandoval at Daily Science Fiction *“Sea of Dreams” … Continue reading

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Shadow Puppets and Sketchbooks

So, UAB offers a series of pop up studios every semester or so and anyone in the community is welcome to attend. (And they’re free!)  I hadn’t heard of them before, but I signed up for two, which I attended … Continue reading

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Showing, Not Telling

These two links are probably as elegant a demonstration of show, don’t tell as I’ve ever seen. I found them very useful and am leaving them here for 1) future rereading and 2) in the hopes that someone else might also … Continue reading

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Short Fiction March 2016

This month, I filled out my first ever Hugo nominations. Yay! Go me! However, it made me realize that I don’t track my short fiction reading, and it was tough to remember what exactly I read in the 2015. (There … Continue reading

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Podcasts

I’ve always enjoyed walking, perhaps even moreso since we got a dog. I like to listen to podcasts as I walk and pause for canine investigations of interesting smells. They basically break down into few categories.   On Writing: Writing … Continue reading

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Girls like Wolves

I tried to write a villanelle. Poetry that sticks to a particular form is like playing soccer–the fun is in the strictures. What does ball control look like when you can’t use your hands? How can you build meaning with … Continue reading

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The Press of the Infinite Black

I’m delighted to say that my story “The Press of the Infinite Black” is live at Galaxy’s Edge magazine, available to read now on the internet, or in print or digital from Amazon or B&N. This story started out as … Continue reading

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A month of Halloween nails

Spooky!

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Serial Fiction and Novellas

I have been reading a ton of novellas and serials lately. I love that there are wider distribution channels for novellas and experimentation with delivering serial content.  So of course I have some recommendations. I am thoroughly enjoying Seanan McGuire’s … Continue reading

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Art Saturday (But Actually Monday): Finch, Peony, Honeysuckle

Late posting this one even though I finished it early! Watercolor and fountain pens. Inks used: Noodler’s Saguaro Wine, De Atrementis Cucumber, Diamine Syrah, Diamine Blaze, and Rohrer and Klingger’s Helianthus and Alt Golgrun.

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