Happy holidays! I’m thrilled to have written a blog post for WritersDigest.com, the official website of Writer’s Digest magazine. I had so much fun co-teaching last month with Elizabeth Beechwood about nonhuman characters that I wrote about “How to Write Relatable Inanimate Object Characters in Fiction.” I’ve written about them for the SFWA blog as well, and this time I wanted to expand on these characters for writers of any genre. I have copies of articles I’ve saved from WD over the years; I hope my contribution helps inspire other writers too.
We got some snow last night and this morning. I think it started before midnight so technically qualifies as a white Christmas. For Christmas, my kids gave me a lovely birdhouse and a copy of the new anthology Dispatches from Anarres: Tales in Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin, edited by Susan DeFreitas and featuring an eye-popping table of contents with a bunch of my local heroes. We’re elated to have our San Diego relatives visiting, our first time seeing them in person this whole pandemic.
I’m lining up a few projects for next year, including a bit more non-fiction, a new virtual event, and of course more short stories and poetry!