Monthly Archives: October 2017

A Week in Asexual Characters – Céline

Claudie Arseneault/ October 28, 2017/ Characters, Writing/ 0 comments

tw sexual coercion, sexual assault, discussion of corrective rape in this post. Today’s character is in a tiny piece of writing I did, which appeared in Circuits & Slippers, an anthology of sci-fi fairy tales retellings. I’m not big on fairy tales, so I cheated and retold a legend from Québec in which the MC is a magnetic skater who travels away

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A Week in Asexual Characters – The Spinster (Denise Jalbert)

Claudie Arseneault/ October 27, 2017/ Baker Thief, Characters, Projects, Writing/ 0 comments

Today’s post is a little different from the others, in that I am reposting something I wrote for the Patreon tied to reclaiming tropes. It is framed as talking about aromanticism, since the Spinster is a Baker Thief character, a novel with an aro lead, but this old crone stereotype is very much an ace thing too, and Denise Jalbert

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A Week in Asexual Characters – Brune

Claudie Arseneault/ October 26, 2017/ Characters, City of Spires, Projects, Writing/ 0 comments

So by now I have written characters that feel naturally ace, characters that counter ace-related tropes, and a lot of smaller incidental ace characters that are fun and remind me I exist everywhere. But. What I have yet to do is properly reclaim some of the nastiest tropes. Or, well, it would be more accurate to say I have not

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A Week in Asexual Characters – Cal

Claudie Arseneault/ October 24, 2017/ Characters, City of Spires, Community, Writing/ 0 comments

Unlike Henry and Nevian, Cal is a character I decided to make aroace. Isandor has existed for a long time, and there were multiple instances of me stopping, looking at my cast, and considering how I could make it more diverse. What could I change? What would it affect and how would it ripple out? How did it modify backstory,

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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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Double Cover Reveal Goodness!

Claudie Arseneault/ October 11, 2017/ Uncategorized/ 1 comments

October 11th is National Coming Out Day in the States, but apparently this year it’s also Cover Reveal Time! At least in my circle of Awesome Writer friends. ^^ So today, you have a two-for-one cover reveal. 😀 New World by Lyssa Chiavari The second book of the Iamos trilogy is coming sooon. And it has this absolutely amazing cover by

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