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Esquire: The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time


My mother sent me a link to Esquire’s article The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time. It’s a pretty good list, featuring a mix of classic sci-fi and some of the most impactful recent work. I was super happy to see one of Becky Chambers’ books make the list.

I’ve only read 13 of the 50, but that just means its good input for my list of books to read!

The Possibility of Plot Without Conflict


I don’t recall how I first discovered Kishōtenketsu, but I’ve been fascinated by it for years, long before my recent decision to make writing a creative habit. Kishōtenketsu is a 4-act narrative and rhetorical structure developed in China, Korea, and Japan. In English, it’s commonly described as “plot without conflict,” which is what attracted me to the form. I’m no expert on the subject, but...

The Challenge of Writing Inclusively


Do the Legwork Last week, I attended the final session of a fabulous online class from the Loft Literary Center: Writing Difference. Taught by Angela Ajayi, the class focused on the craft and mindset of writing stories with characters and cultures that are different from the author’s own experience. It covered a broad range of differences including race, gender, age, socioeconomic background...

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