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Social Media Expansion

Social Media Expansion

I’ve finally buckled down and set up a DeviantArt account for some of my selected artwork pieces.  This is primarily to keep my stuff better organized (Tumblr is not ideal for archiving artwork), but I’ll still probably post most if not all of the artwork I share on Tumblr, as well as uploading the stuff I’m most confident in to my new DA account.

I’m still setting it up, of course, but you can find my account here.

ETA: I’ve added the link to it under the “Links” menu to the right, for easy access.

Open Call to Beta-Readers

Open Call to Beta-Readers

A while back, I finished working on a piece of short fiction called Dreadful Concoction—the sequel to my short story, “Philosophy and Salt”—and I’m finally ready to make it available to beta-readers.  And it’s pretty important that I get beta-readers for this one.  (More on that below.)  More recently, I’ve just finished working on a stand-alone sci-fi short entitled “Lung.”

I’d like to put out an open call to beta-readers for both “Lung” and Dreadful Concoction, as well as re-open “Philosophy and Salt” for new beta-readers or any of my previous beta-readers who didn’t get a chance to see it the first time around.

To anyone who is potentially interested in beta-reading, I’ve written below some important details about each story, including information regarding trigger/content warnings, as these stories (particularly Dreadful Concoction) have some pretty vital ones.  If you have questions about any of the stories, feel free to contact me for more details or clarifications.

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Writing Asexual Characters (Part 2)

Writing Asexual Characters (Part 2)

Avoiding Problematic Ace Tropes and Stereotypes

So, let’s say you’ve gotten a start on writing your asexual character, and for this character’s personality you have them a bit aloof, prickly, elitist, and emotionally detached.  And as you go along writing this story that your asexual character is in, you realize partway through, “Oh, no!  Being aloof and emotionally detached are pervasive and harmful stereotypes about asexual people, and I just wrote an asexual character that way!  How can I deal with this in a manner that is sensitive to the experiences and diversity of asexual people?”

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Writing Asexual Characters (Part 1)

Writing Asexual Characters (Part 1)

It’s not a terribly well-kept secret that asexual representation in media is rather dismal.  What the public consciousness understands about asexuality at all is typically misinformed, if there is any information at all, so it’s not terribly surprising that asexual characters show up infrequently in fiction as a result, and when they do show up, often as inaccurate and offensive caricatures.  That’s not a situation I’m happy with, so I’m constructing this guide on things to know, keep in mind, and watch out for when creating well-rounded asexual characters.

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