Category Archives: Writing

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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~ Maniel and Andeal, Kissing on a Mountain ~

Claudie Arseneault/ December 14, 2015/ Characters, Community, Excerpts, Viral Airwaves, Writing/ 0 comments

When I landed an interview for my job, I promised myself I’d commission more art from Laya if I had the position. And I did! (It’s going great, by the way. The place and the people are lovely, though I do come home exhausted). Laya, who did the Halfies Trio art, has provided me with another gem: Andeal and Maniel being

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The Halfies Trio

Claudie Arseneault/ October 2, 2015/ Characters, City of Spires, Excerpts/ 0 comments

It’s art time! I was really looking forward to making this post, because I commissioned art from a very cool artist, Laya Rose. Of three lovely characters from City of Spires, typically called “The Halfies Trio.” Yep, they’re such tight friends they even have an in-universe nickname! So first of all, here is the awesome result! From left to right, you

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Editing an Anthology: the Fun and the Painful

Claudie Arseneault/ September 24, 2015/ Editing, Publication, Wings of Renewal/ 0 comments

And we’re back, continuing the little story of Wings of Renewal. We have chosen our stories, written our acceptance and rejection letters, and all that’s left is the editing. “All.” Like that was little. It’s funny because I’m a published author. I rewrote Viral Airwaves a bunch of time as I wrote and revised and learned what it meant to write. I gave

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The Call for Submissions and Choosing Stories

Claudie Arseneault/ September 22, 2015/ Editing, Publication, Wings of Renewal/ 0 comments

Building Wings of Renewal has been an adventure from start to finish, and it all began with the submission period. I wanted to talk a bit about what it’s been like, because these are very new experiences for me, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. The Submission Period We had no idea the kind of enthusiasm we’d get with this anthology when

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Annoucing the Solarpunk Dragon Anthology Official Line-Up!

Claudie Arseneault/ August 5, 2015/ Books, Projects, Publication, Wings of Renewal, Writing/ 0 comments

Okay everyone, I hope you’re excited! Because I am. Oh, I sure am. Over the last two months, Brenda and I have received a slew of absolutely wonderful submissions for our anthology–over 50 stories, most of which were absolutely riveting. So much that our anthology is about double the size of what we expected! It’s been an exciting and at

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