Hello again! I’ve been submitting to magazines, and around the rejections and awaiting rejections I’ve gotten some more writing done for here, too. Please enjoy this short tale of a solider, a goddess, and the mistake that brought them together.
Artwork above was commissioned from Kami, who is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend their services (as long as their commissions are open).
The Goddess of Raya’s Biggest Mistake, by Ashe Mocaw
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Round 2 of Christmas gift short stories! This one is for Quynh, who I was blessed to get to meet in person this year. 2018 had ups and downs, but that was 100% an up, and I hope you can come visit again!
a glimpse in time, by Ashe Mocaw
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For gifts this holiday season, I did a few exchanges with friends. This short story is for my friend Che, who invented the character of the Keyper for a meme and graciously gave them to me. The art used for the preview is also drawn by them, check out some of their works!
Now I give you this back, Che. Merry Christmas. 🙂
The Skeleton Key, by Ashe Mocaw
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I’ve started writing some short stories on the side while I work on my novel. Some for posting here, some for submissions elsewhere (fingers crossed?). It’s a great way to share some writing and explore small ideas. Without further ado:
Change, by Ashe Mocaw
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The writing process. Everyone has a different way of tackling it, and we all tend to get frustrated at one point or another during it. I wanted to do a quick write up on my general process of coming up with story ideas, sorting them into plot outlines, and ultimately writing. I don’t always follow this method, but I try to!
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I saw a fun post for a hashtag game on Twitter: listing your protagonist’s star signs and Hogwarts houses, and how well they fit. It’s a classic, and one I’ve answered before—but I adore the question and am always willing to answer it over and over.
Since my characters are in a fantasy with different time rules, I based their possible star signs on the element associated most with them, and picked from there. I’m very satisfied with what I picked, and can’t see myself changing these (barring any major rewrites, of course).
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Rounding out this series is my favourite adult novels. I had a lot to choose from, but I feel like these are the ones I return to over and over again. I promise, only two are fantasy novels.
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Back again with another round of favourites to talk about! This time I’ll be focusing on YA novels and authors. I absolutely ADORE YA – all the magic and fun, all the great emerging and established authors. Let’s go!
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Long time, no blog! I’ve had a very busy August, so I’m hoping to get back into posting here. At the suggestion of a friend (thanks, Kami!) I’m going to start things off with my some of my favourite books/authors. These things go hand in hand—my favourite books are written by my favourite authors! I’ll start with my top 3 “children’s” series (as in, aimed for younger audiences, that I still read, because books for kids are amazing), and maybe do my favourite fantasies and YA novels down the line.
So, without further ado, here’s a little summary of what makes these books and their author so special to me.
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I did some fun characters aesthetics on Twitter for my main first work, “Swan Song”. It’s a queer high fantasy focusing on magic, relationships, and the impact of gods. Here are the mood boards – enjoy!
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