On New Year’s Day 2021, my house flooded


On New Year’s Day 2021, my house flooded. To clarify – it wasn’t the sort of flood you see on the news, knee-deep in muddy water, trying to reassemble the gloopy mess of a life…

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Why Are You Writing This Story?


Guest Blog by Christian Baines Yes, you! Not random writer X. Why are you writing this? It’s one of the most important questions a writer has to answer, at least for themselves, all the more…

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Blue Umbrella Sky – a story of recovering from loss and finding new love


Guest blog from Rick R. Reed Blue Umbrella Sky is about recovering from loss and finding new love—and it’s about starting over in a new place. That’s something I’ve become very familiar with. I just…

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The Need…to Read


They say every writer needs to read. It’s easy to say, but when every moment of every day is scheduled for writing and working and eating and sleeping, it’s hard to find the time to…

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The Trope Cake


Guest blog by Kellie Doherty Hi there! It’s me again, Kellie Doherty. I’m quite excited to be on the panel The Trope Cake: Queer Frosting and Subverted Sprinkles this May. It’s the first panel, and…

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Greetings from Silicon Valley


Guest blog by M.D. Neu Hello Everyone, I’m author M.D. Neu, I’m an award-winning LGBTQA Fiction Writer with a love for writing and travel. I live in the heart of Silicon Valley (San Jose, California)….

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Panster or Plotter? Tell me what you are.


Guest blog by Hans Hirschi When I wrote my first novel, I was done with my first draft in roughly ten days. Book number two was done just two weeks later. I was on a…

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Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone


Guest Blog by Christian Baines Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by, and to the Iqarus team for asking me to be part of this event. My name’s Christian Baines (he/him/his). I write dark, queer fiction…

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That first draft


Guest blog by Kevin Klehr At any one time, I have three works in progress in my laptop, all at various stages of development. I’ll finish a draft of one book, then set it aside…

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Hi! My name is Hans, it’s a pleasure to meet you.


Introductory blog from Hans Hirschi It’s all about the basics: we tend to forget simple things like a proper greeting in these [insert favorite euphemism for the shit show that has been the past year]…

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