Month: March 2013

Gratitude for personal rejections

In my day job, I’m a newspaper editor. It’s not my full-time job to respond to oped submissions, but I do it when I’m filling in for my boss, or when he asks me to. So I know how hard it is to respond…

Story sale!

Yay! I’ve sold my story, “For Sale by Owner”, to Daily Science Fiction. I’ll post here once the story’s published. This isn’t my first story sale, but it is my first pro sale. It’s a milestone. And this particular story is close to my…

Diversity in historical fiction

Many of my story ideas come with historical settings, so I think a lot about the characters I choose to put into those settings. Historical fiction is particularly prone to failures of the Bechdel Test or other measures of diversity. It happens, I think,…