Not Your Gramma’s Grammar

Not Your Gramma’s Grammar “Grammar Nazi!” The default view of our own language (I’m speaking from the US as a monolingual—feel free to chime in with experience of other native or second languages) is of a rigid thing. A structure. Strict boundaries. Even a trap, sometimes. Penalties may apply. There’s some justice to that view.... Continue Reading →

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Submission And Rejection (For Writers)

This is a little bit especially for people in the early days of their sending-their-writing-to-total-strangers-and-asking-them-to-publish-it careers. Which is daunting. It was for me. It was every time I did it, and so far I've chalked up around 200 rejections for 4 acceptances, only two of which are still in print (in the sci-fi world, small... Continue Reading →

Broken Rice: Word Cloud 2

A month ago, I posted a word cloud for a work in progress, Broken Rice. It was around 8,000 words long then.   Since then, I reached a "I don't know what to do with this next" point, then let the story sit for a while and worked on other things, then picked it back up... Continue Reading →

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