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March 2018
  • The critical error that can make writers miserable

    Dear writer-dreamers:

    I know a lot of writers—those who are just starting out, seasoned professionals, and everyone in between. I work with writers, go to conferences, connect with writers on Facebook, and attend writing conferences.

    I love this community, but I’ve noticed something that’s troubled me for a while.
    So many writers are setting themselves up to be miserable.
    This isn’t about a certain technique, or working habit, or anything on a surface level. The error goes much deeper—to … Continue reading

  • A Guide to the Merfolk of Vindor

    Dear Paracosmians,

    Which fantasy creature first captured your imagination?

    Hands down, mermaids were always my favorite, starting from the time I was five or six years old. I spent hours dreaming about living under the sea (and was devastated when I realized that would never happen!), and mermaid doodles filled my notebooks from first grade all the way through college. (Okay, okay, and maybe a few slipped into my notes during boring corporate meetings.)

    That probably explains why … Continue reading