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The beauty of writing in silence

The beauty of writing in silence

My writing soundtrack looks like this: That white empty space after the colon is the sound of silence. Like most humans, I do enjoy music—but never while I’m writing. I can write through ambient noise like cafe chatter, traffic, or lawn mowers. If my neighbors turn up their stereo, though, my brain sticks on the...

Waking up in my new house

Waking up in my new house

Today I am flying to Anaheim, California, for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. I am writing this post from the past (meaning I wrote it Monday and scheduled it for Tuesday). The chances of me being 500 percent excited for the con are so good making a bet on them would be foolish—unless you’re Han Solo....

Exploring cultural crevasses in Good Indian Girls

Exploring cultural crevasses in Good Indian Girls

Ranbir Singh Sidhu’s debut short story collection, Good Indian Girls, is full of dark and disturbing tales that wander through the depths of the human psyche. Although most of the stories focus on the experiences of Indian immigrants in America, these are not the typical “adjust to American life” or clash-of-culture tales. Instead, Sidhu writes...

#FridayReads: Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Weibe

#FridayReads: Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Weibe

Yes, I know it’s Saturday. Yesterday I was busy having a migraine and trying to pack everything I own. I always get a bit nervous about men writing female characters, especially in comics. Historically, these women have been one-dimensional with giant boobs and giant asses and backs that behave more like a slinky than a...

Metafiction defined

Metafiction defined

When I tell people I blog about metafiction, I often hear “What’s metafiction?” So I thought rather than examine a particular work this week, I’d discuss metafiction and perhaps arrive at a working definition for the purposes of this blog.