Writing

Writing

The Many Taste Grooves of the Chang Family

I am so excited to share my latest science fiction short story—The Many Taste Grooves of the Chang Family! I'm particularly proud of this one, maybe because it's so grounded in my own family. I wrote this specifically for Diabolical Plots' food themed submission window, and could not have been happier when it was accepted for publication there. I really love the types of stories they publish and am humbled and honored for my story to join their ranks!

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Writing

And Again, We Try

Hooray, I've got one more publication! Happy to share that I got 3rd place in If there's anyone left's micro-fiction contest. I wrote this story years ago but never felt like it was quite ready—something was missing. But then this micro-fiction contest came along, and I thought it'd be a good challenge to try to condense the story to something under 500 words. And condensing it made the story much tighter and work a lot better! Hope you enjoy!

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Writing

Breath of the Dragon King

I am so so excited to share that I've got a short story that will be appearing in Fantasy Magazine's October issue! It's my first ever pro sale, and I really couldn't be happier that it found a home over at Fantasy.

Read it here, or read more below for some thoughts that went into the story 🤗

Fantasy Magazine October cover art

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Writing

Writing like a Coder

My new years resolution this year was to be less shy about my writing. So here's something— I've spent the last three years writing a book that turned out to be three books! Anyway, the first draft of that is done, and one of my lessons learned was actually software related, namely, what software I liked to use to write. So I wrote up a post with some helper scripts I've used to create the writing process that works the best for me, and the best part is, it's all free and open source! Hope this helps someone out!

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Engineering

Writing a Git Hook in Python

I gave a talk at the Boston Python Meetup back in October on using Python to write git hooks. My example was using a git hook to automatically add the titles of the books you are currently reading to your git commits. Why on earth would you want to do this? Well I wanted to do it because I use git to version control my writing, and often times I read my writing and wonder what I was reading at the time that made me write in that way. So it was a git hook that probably only I would use, but it was fun to learn, and even more fun to give a talk about. I'm a big fan of the Boston Python Meetup!

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