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What I’m Doing This Summer

I've recently made passing mention to a super secret collaborative project I'm working on. I've been hesitant to say more because so often projects like this die before they ever get momentum. However, after six-ish months of planning, plotting, and worldbuilding, and three weeks of intense writing that have already pushed us past the 25k… Continue reading What I’m Doing This Summer

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Changing Up the Pronouns: They/them edition

For a long time I didn't change my pronouns because I've spent my life correcting people on pronouncing my name, and it's exhausting and annoying. However, revising Chiaroscuro (especially the Sadaz chapters) has had me thinking a lot about pronouns, identity, visibility, and the importance of language in disrupting people's gender assumptions. For that reason,… Continue reading Changing Up the Pronouns: They/them edition

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Can the Subaltern Kick Ass?

We’re two games in on ‘The Path to Power’ chronicle, and I’m thinking I should have subtitled it ‘Can the Subaltern Kick Ass?’ because the entire party is made up of characters from colonized indigenous groups and allied Others. We have Altani, an envoy from the local nomadic Shoanti tribes who were violently pushed off… Continue reading Can the Subaltern Kick Ass?

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T-minus Two Days… and my music isn’t ready

Two days left for the start (restart?) of The Path to Power (my chronicle title for the Crimson Throne/Korvosa game). I still have a long list of stuff to do to get ready. My to-do list, parts redacted for spoilers: Fully outline metaplot/plot points Finish reading/skimming ALL player guides Sort out music/playlists Figure out how… Continue reading T-minus Two Days… and my music isn’t ready

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Where Are We Now?: Georgina Kamsika

The Clarion Workshops (Clarion in San Diego and Clarion West in Seattle) are by-audition workshops for writers of speculative fiction (SF/Fantasy/Horror). For six weeks during the summer, eighteen writers come together under the instruction of six seasoned masters of genre. The students churn out one story and seventeen critiques a week. It’s an intense experience,… Continue reading Where Are We Now?: Georgina Kamsika