Wordsmiths Believe in Words

Lately there is a narrative in America (white majority) that paints white people as being demonized and unfairly painting nonwhite people (primarily Black people) as victims. (Yes, I repeated people a lot. It's deliberate.) This is a false and dangerous narrative. Psst. Listen. Just because your favorite comic book character has been replaced with a … Continue reading Wordsmiths Believe in Words

Am I Your Beard?

This post is long, but it still didn't sufficiently cover everything that needs to be said. Just needed to get some things off my chest. 🙂 I had written it a while ago and I'm kind of glad I delayed posting it because this needs to be said now more than ever. 🙂 Recently, I … Continue reading Am I Your Beard?

The War of the Genres and Why Fantasy Writing isn’t for Everyone! (I Feel Your Pain, George R.R. Martin)!

I love reading all kinds of genres. Whether it be poems, song lyrics, autobiographies, recipes, etc. I'm not a picky reader. In this post, I'll discuss something few talk about. The War of the Genres! Publish America and the Hasty Generalization That Pissed Off the Science Fiction and Fantasy Community Almost twenty years ago, a … Continue reading The War of the Genres and Why Fantasy Writing isn’t for Everyone! (I Feel Your Pain, George R.R. Martin)!

Racism? You Don’t Say?

A discussion came up on Facebook regarding the apparent lack of diversity in publishing when Martha Boss, book blogger, educator, and model shared her opinion regarding the lack of diversity at book events. She explained that she had no desire to attend any literary events that didn't have authors from all walks of life. And … Continue reading Racism? You Don’t Say?

Quotes to Write By – Day 27

Writing high fantasy is not for the hobbyist. It takes perseverance, cleverness, and lots of dedicated time. I'm currently completing the second phase of world building for a high fantasy series that's been haunting my waking and dreaming hours for quite some time. About three years actually. Adara Trosclair, for whom this blog is named … Continue reading Quotes to Write By – Day 27

Cultural Appreciation, Please?

  Some time ago another blogger, the talented and charming, Jess of Daring to Jess invited me to write a post about cultural appropriation vs cultural appreciation. I was more than happy to do it. But, I wanted to get it right. I wanted to give this important and provocative subject justice. So, here we … Continue reading Cultural Appreciation, Please?

Desperately Seeking Answers

Warning: Despite this blog post’s length, it doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of the rampant increase of police brutality and blatant racism that is spreading not only all over the United States of America, but also the rest of our precious world. So, make yourself a cup of tea. Pop some popcorn. It's … Continue reading Desperately Seeking Answers