I don't play a lot of single-player games anymore. Sure, I cut my teeth on Super Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt as a kid. But the rise of Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) games like Everquest and World of Warcraft got me more into the social aspect of gaming as an adult. I'll take a fun co-op game … [Read more...] about What I’m Playing: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
How didn't publishing my first book change my process of writing? Ha! Before I started publishing, I wrote on a very laissez-faire schedule. If I wanted to write, I did. If I didn't, I didn't. That meant not much writing outside of November (NaNoWriMo season), honestly. I started a weekly … [Read more...] about How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?
I saw an ad for this new Amazon Original shortly before it came out and made a mental note to watch it, then got completely absorbed in other things and forgot about it. Fortunately, I did remember it before too much time had gone by, because it was a delight! Here's a quick synopsis from … [Read more...] about What I’m Watching: Upload
I do not. But as worried as I get about offending people, maybe I should! I try to be respectful when writing about races, genders, and cultures beyond my personal experience, and do the best I can when it comes to research. I think I would probably consider a sensitivity reader or two if I wrote … [Read more...] about Do you use sensitivity readers?
Naming characters can be hard, even when they're one-off side characters. This is even more true when you're writing in a series, because every name you use... you can't use again. Or, at least, you shouldn't. Hell, even using the same first letter too often can create confusion for readers. Ask … [Read more...] about What’s in a name?