Tengu as a kite-like monster, from Toriyama Sekien’s Gazu Hyakki Yakō (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
You can find the two-hour panel “Japanese Folklore & Mythology: A Primer for Anime, Manga, & Film” at Anime Crossroads on Dec 8. Admission is included with con badge.
We’ll talk about Japanese folklore, supernatural creatures such as tengu and dragons and kitsune, why it’s smart to fart at a kappa, and when to greet your friends with, “Moshi moshi!” Continue reading
(Photo credit: C.O.D. Library)
It’s good to have realistic expectations as well as goals, right? And likely goals as well as shoot-for-the-moon goals, right? Authors — and everyone — should have many small goals as they make their way toward large goals.
So in a fit of procrastination from Real Work, I’ve compiled a just-for-fun list of things which would make me happy, small or large signposts on the way toward Arrived — wherever that is.
YA writer Craig Schmidt, blogger at whyawrite.wordpress.com, posted questions for several writing blogs, including my own! So without further ado, here’s our blog-interview.
“Because it’s Thriller! Thriller night….”
My day job is in behavior. My hobby is in geekdom. Sometimes these worlds collide and I get peanut butter in my chocolate, and it’s awesome. Continue reading
Republished from original post at CaninesInAction.com
I spent last weekend immersed wholly in words. I don’t talk about it much, but I also write fiction, and I’ve decided lately to put more effort into that area. So two things happened last week — my novella Kitsune-Tsuki came out on ebook, and I attended a writers’ conference.
I hadn’t been planning to pitch to any of the agents at the conference — I didn’t feel my newer projects were wholly ready — but a new friend listened to my practice pitch and then literally led me to the agent board and signed me up for a pitch. Now it was on. Continue reading
Kitsune-Tsuki was awarded the Luminis Prize at the 2012 Midwest Writers’ Workshop, a three-day professional conference for writers of all genres. The judges called it “beautifully-written.” As you can see by the photo, I was pretty thrilled! Continue reading