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Editor Interview with … myself!

Claudie Arseneault/ October 1, 2015/ Community, Personal, Wings of Renewal/ 0 comments

And here we conclude the week with my own answers to the questions, so I can talk a bit more about the story I wrote and myself. 1. What inspired your short story? Where did the idea come from? One Last Sweet is the second short story I write on the theme of ‘solarpunk dragon’ (the first being the one

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Editor Interview with Brenda J. Pierson

Claudie Arseneault/ September 29, 2015/ Community, Wings of Renewal/ 0 comments

Back for our second week dedicated to editing Wings of Renewal. This one, though, we’re returning to interviews — only it’s Brenda’s and mine. We both have a story in the anthology, too, so we wanted to answer the questions, with a bonus one about the editing! 1. What inspired your short story? Where did the idea come from? I had

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Wings of Renewal Schedule Update

Claudie Arseneault/ September 21, 2015/ Community, Wings of Renewal/ 0 comments

A new week has arrived! But we’re changing our schedule, and taking a small break from our authors. I wanted to take the time to talk about my experiences editing the anthology, so that’ll be the theme for the next two weeks! Coming this week in blog posts: 1) The Call for Submission and Choosing Stories 2) Editing an Anthology: the

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Interview with CJ Lehi

Claudie Arseneault/ September 18, 2015/ Community, Wings of Renewal/ 0 comments

Wings of Renewal is the first time I professionally edit anything. It was a big chunk to chew, but one thing I’ve discovered is how much I enjoy the back and forth with alert writers, and the relationship you establish trying to get their piece as good as possible. And that’s something that happened a lot with our interviewee today!

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Interview with Jeanne LG

Claudie Arseneault/ September 16, 2015/ Community, Wings of Renewal/ 0 comments

You know what this anthology also has, in addition to a bunch of cool LGBT+ writers? Two of my French Canadian friends, who nevertheless wrote fantastic short stories and captured our hearts. And Jeanne is one of them! So I’m super excited to have her here today–she totally deserves the honor. 🙂 1. What inspired your short story? Where did the

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Interview with Megan Reynolds

Claudie Arseneault/ September 14, 2015/ Community, Wings of Renewal/ 1 comments

When we put out our call for submission for Wings of Renewal, I was really hoping we’d get not only stories featuring a lot of diversity, but also writers from marginalized group. And we did! (YAY!) Megan isn’t the only one (loving all the queer women on our crew!), but her interview touches on why these stories matter so much, something

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Interview with Danny Mitchell

Claudie Arseneault/ September 11, 2015/ Community, Wings of Renewal/ 0 comments

Friday has rolled back around, but I’m not out of interviews at all (far from it!). Today’s great answers come from a veteran of solarpunk, Danny Mitchell. Thanks for taking the time to answer! 🙂 1. What inspired your short story? Where did the idea come from? The inspiration actually came from a response I gave to a post you

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Interview with J. Lee Ellorris

Claudie Arseneault/ September 9, 2015/ Community, Wings of Renewal/ 0 comments

Another interview! I bet you’re surprised. Today we talk with Jesse, who submitted a lovely story with two old dragons in love. This anthology wasn’t the first time I worked with Jesse, but the roles are usually reversed! Her magazine, Vitality, published my short story in their first issue. And now, on with the questions! 1. What inspired your short story?

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Interview with M. Pax

Claudie Arseneault/ September 7, 2015/ Community, Wings of Renewal/ 2 comments

A new week, and new interviews! Today we’re hosting M. Pax, a stars-and-ghosts geek who’s been in the publishing business for a few years now. So settle down for some interesting answers! 🙂 1. What inspired your short story? Where did the idea come from? I saw an illustration on Pinterest of a dragon as a spaceship, and I had

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Interview with Gemini Pond

Claudie Arseneault/ September 4, 2015/ Community, Wings of Renewal/ 0 comments

From Maura and her marvelous painting-inspiration, we move to Gemini Pond’s desert story, and the unshakable ambiance of pride. We hope she has just as much pride in her work than her characters’ do in theirs. And now, the questions! 1. What inspired your short story? Where did the idea come from? It was actually sort of a multi-step process!  One

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