Category Archives: Personal

A Week in Asexual Characters – Henry Schmitt

Claudie Arseneault/ October 22, 2017/ Characters, Personal, Viral Airwaves, Writing/ 0 comments

Asexual Awareness Week is here! I don’t usually do much during this time, but I’ve decided to spend the week talking about my ace characters and what it’s been like, writing them! I’m partway through writing the series and it’s very interesting to look back and discover how my process and priorities have evolved. I hope you enjoy too! Henry

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Asexuality and Death and Other Associations

Claudie Arseneault/ January 9, 2017/ Books, Characters, Community, Personal, Writing/ 1 comments

I’m used to asexual and aromantic characters being the villains. Pegging down a lack of attraction or love as inhuman and evil is an old tradition still well alive in stories, especially SFF. We have for a long time painted villains as people unable to comprehend love and celebrated romance as a staple of humanity, in addition to describing a

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La crise d’octobre

Claudie Arseneault/ November 5, 2016/ Inspiration and Ideas, Personal, Projects, Varia, Writing/ 0 comments

On November 7, I have a new short story released from Solarpunk Press, Le carré rouge, which is a very personal take on Québec and solarpunk, and how the two might entwined. The short draws upon many elements specific to the province’s history and my own activism, and I wanted to talk more about these. La crise d’Octobre And now we

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Le Tunnel Dufferin

Claudie Arseneault/ November 3, 2016/ Inspiration and Ideas, Personal, Projects, Varia/ 0 comments

On November 7, I have a new short story released from Solarpunk Press, Le carré rouge, which is a very personal take on Québec and solarpunk, and how the two might entwined. The short draws upon many elements specific to the province’s history and my own activism, and I wanted to talk more about these.  Le tunnel Dufferin Halloween just passed,

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Le carré rouge

Claudie Arseneault/ November 1, 2016/ Books, Inspiration and Ideas, Personal, Varia/ 0 comments

On November 7, I have a new short story released from Solarpunk Press, Le carré rouge, which is a very personal take on Québec and solarpunk, and how the two might entwined. The short draws upon many elements specific to the province’s history and my own activism, and I wanted to talk more about these.  Le carré rouge I titled the

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Alexis le Trotteur – The Legend, the Real Man, the Retelling

Claudie Arseneault/ September 18, 2016/ Inspiration and Ideas, Personal, Writing/ 0 comments

Time to talk about one of my favourite thing in the world: Québec folklore!! At the end of this month, Circuits & Slippers comes out. It’s an anthology of science-fiction fairy tales retellings, and I have a short story in it! But because you cannot say “fairy tale” without me hearing “local legend”, mine is absolutely about Québec. I ran into

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Plans for 2016

Claudie Arseneault/ December 12, 2015/ City of Spires, Community, Personal, Projects, Varia/ 0 comments

So we’ve talked a lot about how 2015 went writing-wise, and some lessons I learned from it. But as always, I like to plan ahead, especially when writing is concerned. 2016 is no exception. It’s hard to know how much time I can put on everything with the new job, but here are my goals. Isandor (City of Spires) From January

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It’s Can*Con Weekend!

Claudie Arseneault/ October 29, 2015/ Community, Personal, Varia/ 0 comments

This weekend is a big first for me. I will be heading out to Ottawa with a pile of my books, awesome buttons, and a LOT of stress. First because, well, I might have attended enough conventions to have an idea what they look like, but I sure never had my own table, selling my own books. In person. I keep

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