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Life, Writing, (more) Pokémon

September 3, 2016

At the start of this month, being a highly organized person, I remembered belatedly that Singapore’s Epigram book prize was due on 1 September, which has a minimum word count of 40,000. Originally, having concluded that Tor’s novella program will most likely reject my Murder of Kings entry, I was just going to extend its …

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Short Story: The Buddha Statue

September 2, 2016

Excited to announce that my short story, The Buddha Statue, has been published in Mantid Magazine‘s Winter 2016 issue! It is available to read for free online, or you can get a print-on-demand issue off Mantid’s website. I didn’t hold much hope of any publisher actually liking this story, I have to admit. It’s a …

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Short Story: Dragon Lady’s Daughter

July 19, 2016

My first published short story is now available to purchase via Capricious SF! “The Dragon Lady’s Daughter” is the fourth story in Issue 4, an issue themed over food and drink. There’s also an author interview after the story. Capricious is a New Zealand-based magazine of literary speculative fiction and criticism, edited by A.C. Buchanan. …

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PokemonGO, Eater of All Life

July 14, 2016

I had a life once, before PokemonGO. Wake up in the morning, feed the cat, breakfast, agency work, home to cook. Brunch on the weekends. Write and freelance during the off hours. Since last Friday, that’s all changed. Yesterday I woke up early, hastily fed the cat, and sped off, pokemoning all the way to …

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#WhatIReallyReallyWant

July 8, 2016

The 20th anniversary of the Spice Girls has brought with it a remake of “Wannabe”, courtesy of the #WhatIReallyReallyWant campaign, calling to an end to violence against women ahead of a UN meeting in September. Created by Global Goals, and launched by the Project Everyone initiative, it stars a range of singers, including Canada’s Taylor …

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On Writing

July 7, 2016

When I was 17 or so, I told my parents, very tentatively, that I wanted to be a journalist. It wasn’t that I actually liked the idea of being a journalist: it was that I loved writing, and at 17 I couldn’t really imagine any other career that might be acceptable to the parental units that would also …

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Life: An Update

April 7, 2016

It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than four years now that I stopped practicing law and changed gears to design. I still don’t see it as having been a ‘brave’ thing to do. Bravery is about getting over your fears. I wasn’t afraid about failing or ruining my career or life, I just really …

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