Personal Posts

Top Tips When Writing for an Anthology

Happy September everyone and welcome back to Claerie’s Tales! Today is Monday, September 3, Labor Day for those in the United States.  In honor of that, I’m going to talk about some things I learned while working away on a retelling of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves for a fractured fairytale anthology coming out… Continue reading Top Tips When Writing for an Anthology

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Top Ten Reasons Students Should Read More Whole Books and Fewer Passages and Packets by Cari White — Nerdy Book Club

In the spirit of back-to-school, check out this post from The Nerdy Book Club! This seems like a list that should be written by Captain Obvious, right? Of course students should read whole books from beginning to end! But does that really happen at your school? Or does the workroom copier groan under the load… Continue reading Top Ten Reasons Students Should Read More Whole Books and Fewer Passages and Packets by Cari White — Nerdy Book Club

Author Interviews, Personal Posts

Author Interview: Bokerah Brumley

Please welcome author Bokerah Brumley! Intro: What’s your name, what do you write, where can readers find you on social media? And just for fun, if you could be any mythological being, what or who would you be? My name is Bokerah Brumley. I am a speculative fiction—all sorts of science fiction and fantasy. Though, I… Continue reading Author Interview: Bokerah Brumley

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Workshop Wednesdays

Check out my friend Katie’s post about what’s going on in our writing group!

Much Abdou About Nothing


Today is what we call Workshop Wednesdays in my writing group on Facebook, Writers of Queer Fiction. I created this group along with fellow authors Claerie Kavanaugh and Amy Nowacoski.

We made this group after coming together in a Beta Reader’s group on Facebook, discussing how it was difficult to find an active group for LGBT+ writers or writers who write with LGBT+ characters and themes. Now, of course, there are lots of amazing writers groups on facebook! I am in quite a few of them, and utilize them all! But, sometimes you need to ask serious questions about representation, sensitivity, or, dare I say it, sex–and you don’t want to be mocked by Joe Schmoe in that group with 50k+ members in it.

That is where  Writers of Queer Fiction comes in! We offer a safe place to ask these questions. We are a group for writers

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