Category Archives: Writing

The White Renegade is back!

Claudie Arseneault/ January 12, 2017/ Publication, Viral Airwaves/ 0 comments

It’s back! Between bisexuality and albinism, Seraphin always felt like an outsider in his own town. He finally finds companionship in Alex, an agender and aromantic teenager who interns over the summer. With them he learns to trust himself and his instincts. It leads Seraphin to leave his town and join the army invading his country, but when his squad

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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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Five Asexual Protagonists by Actual Ace Writers

Claudie Arseneault/ December 28, 2016/ Books, Characters, Community, Writing/ 0 comments

Let’s have a party. Today Tor reposted their April list of asexual protagonists, which not only doesn’t recommend books by ace authors, but actually sets forth pretty shitty rep. And to add insult to injury, they paraphrase Lauren Jankowski, an indie aro-ace artist that is very vocal and supportive of the community and its self-publishers as she states that several

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Wings of Renewal Will Take Flight Again

Claudie Arseneault/ December 12, 2016/ Publication, Wings of Renewal, Writing/ 0 comments

Quick Wings of Renewal announcement! Last October, one year after its release, Incandescent Phoenix Books decided to drop Wings of Renewal: A Solarpunk Dragon Anthology. The anthology has been a labour of love, not just by me but also by my co-editor, Brenda, and by the great writers involved. We decided it wouldn’t be over so soon. Wings will come back, there’s no doubt about

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Viral Airwaves 2nd Edition is coming!

Claudie Arseneault/ November 17, 2016/ Publication, Viral Airwaves/ 0 comments

CW for quick colour-flashing gif at the end. Be careful if those are a problem to you <3 I am super duper excited to finally announce this! Viral Airwaves releases once more on November 22nd! Last August my publisher reverted all of Viral Airwaves’s rights back to me. I decided to use the opportunity to revise a few things that had been

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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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How to Write a Fight Scene, Even if You Don’t Know Shit About Fighting — Part 2: Double Duty and Mistakes

Claudie Arseneault/ October 1, 2016/ Editing, Writing/ 0 comments

Welcome back to my aptly named mini-series, in which I discuss how I approach fight scenes despite my lack of concrete knowledge of swordfighting (not that you shouldn’t research at all, but there are ways to get away with some basic know-how!). Part 1 served as an introduction, and Part 3 will have a concrete example to analyse, but I

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