How to Write a Fight Scene, Even if You Don’t Know Shit About Fighting — Part 1 : Introduction

Welcome to a mini-series! It was supposed to be a single post, but as it got longer I decided to split it in three. Which I should have done with that title too, I bet! Part 1 shall be an overview, Part 2 a look into making those scenes work double time for you, and Part […]

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

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 […]

Joythief and How to Use Details to Build Character and Story Arcs

They stole what she loved most about herself. Now she’ll do anything to get it back. I have been waiting for this book for as long as its author, Brenda, has been my critique partner, friend, and editor. This is the first writing I’ve ever seen from her, and boy is the result worth your […]

~ Maniel and Andeal, Kissing on a Mountain ~

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 […]

The Halfies Trio

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! […]

Editing an Anthology: the Fun and the Painful

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 […]

The Call for Submissions and Choosing Stories

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 […]

Cover Reveal — Solarpunk Dragon Anthology!

It’s Friday! Friday the 21st, or as I have been calling it in my head for the last week, the Day of the Cover Reveal (TM). I am so excited about this, because our cover for the solarpunk dragon anthology is absolutely gorgeous. There are no words for how much I love it. Plus we […]

Annoucing the Solarpunk Dragon Anthology Official Line-Up!

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 […]