Italicized words, and not othering myself in The Quiet is Loud

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One of my favourite conversations with my editor for The Quiet is Loud went something like this: Me: So, we’re not italicizing the Filipino words, right? Amazing Editor Bryan Ibeas of Invisible Publishing: Fuck no we’re not. I know that the conversation would have gone the same way if anyone…

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Filipino & Finnish mythology & folklore in my recent work

To celebrate crossing the midpoint in my science-fantasy novella, I'm sharing the Filipino & Finnish mythology & folklore I've incorporated in my work so far. This includes The Quiet is Loud, Seeker of the Lost Song, and Seeker's sequel as well as the novella. Folklore/mythology from the Philippines:⁠ ✦ Nuno…

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Three ways to do a DIY writing retreat

Since 2008, I’ve taken myself on three DIY writing retreats. I'm sharing the things I’ve learned about DIY writing retreats, and what I’d do differently next time. Or, will there be a next time? Writing retreat #1: 2008 The idea for my first DIY writing retreat came to me out…

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Asian Heritage Month, Filipino Heritage Month, and The Quiet is Loud

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Filipino Heritage Month follows Asian Heritage Month/AAPI Heritage Month.⁠ May and June kinda knock my mixed-race brain around. I sometimes feel like I don't belong in these conversations - especially as a writer - but at the same time I feel like I deserve to celebrate my heritage as much…

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Interview on Dear Lonely Writer podcast

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Eden Boudreau on the Dear Lonely Writer podcast. The time really flew by as we talked about writing journeys, character-driven fiction, identity and belonging, small presses, and connecting with your people. You can listen to my episode here, and after you're done…

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