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I Got Five On It: The Grace of Kings

Hey y’all It’s been a busy couple of months for me, which is why I haven’t been here. I’ve been writing a lot. I’ve been getting mentioned in Publisher’s Weekly. I’ve been working tons at a job that I really enjoy. And I’ve been neglecting this space. My bad. I’m going to try to do…

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Hot Links: A Weekly Round-Up of SFF Articles and Fiction

I ain’t talking about sausages. It’s been a long, hot month, with more life-sapping heat to come. Today, think about staying inside and reading the SFF articles and fiction that caught my eye this week. There’s not much fiction in the bunch because I’m playing catch-up, but Sofia Samatar does have a piece, titled “Tender“,…

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Tiny Acts of Resistance

[This time last year, I was in South Korea. I was doing a lot of walking and subway-riding back then, and because of that, I was listening to more podcasts than I can possibly name. For that reason, I can’t recall the name of the podcast that I will reference later in the post. For…

Backstories: Why Black Characters In Fantasy Need Them

A commenter with the supremely awesome nom de plume Rom, Spaceknight (I’m going to be Magnus, Robot Fighter in comment sections from here on) left an interesting question in the comments of my Dragon Age: Inquisitioning While Black post: I think African flavored fantasy is cool, and I have no problem with it at all…

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Essential OS X Apps for Writers

Please excuse the clickbait-y title. I don’t claim to speak for #AllWriters with this post. Instead, I’m going to highlight a few Mac OS X desktop applications that I find essential to my writing process. This isn’t an exhaustive list, and I’m going to leave off mobile apps (with some exceptions) and browser extensions because…