To tidy up this mess of a blog I’m making this overview on all the topics I’m blogging about with a little summary on what to expect in said posts.
//Last edited: 26-FEB-2020
- 2019’s writing bucket list, and reflection post for 2019
- 2020’s writing bucket list
- Writing Progress Updates
As someone who’s struggled with mental illness and neurodivergent this is a topic that’s both personal and of great interest to me. I like to throw myself into topics that interest me and research every aspect that I can think of, and that includes mental health. Here are the categories and the posts I’ve written so far:
Here’s the introduction to the blog series: Let’s talk mental health, self-care, and helping others.
- Toxic positivity, anger & the mask that’s my smile – On feeling and expressing anger, masking, and toxic positivity.
The tag for all my posts about being autistic and anything autism-related.
- Am I doing this “coping” thing right? – About self-care and how coping with stress and things which damage my mental health.
- April Autism Awareness Month! – A little on Autism Awareness month.
- Autistic Pride Month Readathon – On the challenge to read books by and about Autistic people (with good rep).
- What’s Autism – Where I talk about what it is (to me).
- The news that changed the way I saw myself, and life – My experience with getting diagnosed.
- Sensory processing, stimming, and self-regulation – Where I talk about sensory processing, stimming and how to regulate to keep from getting overstimulated.
- Sensory overload, meltdowns, and you need a damn break – Where I talk about what happens when you do get overstimulated and taking breaks.
- How can I help myself? – Self-care tips.
- Why yoga… when you can STRETCH 😉 – No “have you tried yoga” talk here. Ony more self-care tips, extra easy style for when you’re extra tired and done with everything. No “clean your entire house in this one”.
- Don’t compare yourself to others – Just don’t, okay?
- Am I doing this “coping” thing right? – About different ways to cope with stress and issues.
- On the Trivialization of Trigger Warnings – In general as well as in books.
- Writing Insecurities – On mental health and writing insecurities.
- Writer’s Guilt – On how we feel pressured to produce, the impact of that and how to cope.
As a speculative fiction writer, it comes in handy that I’m very passionate about world-building. I like all aspects of it and as I’ve grown the skill of “building worlds” I’d like to share some tips and just generally my love for this aspect of the writing process.
Here’s the introduction to the series: Building Worlds.
Diversity & Representation
I’ve been passionate and involved with diversity and representation for years now, including as a consultant on a writing advice blog and as a sensitivity reader. I’ve been speaking on the subject for a long time now, and it surprised me when I realized I hadn’t shared any of it on here. I know some of you are interested and I know I’m still frustrated from time to time about what’s happening in the book world, so here goes!
- Diversity & Representation series
- Good vs Bad Representation
- Normalcy, tolerance & diversity: in life and in writing
For the past 2-3 years I’ve been getting better acquainted with my own creative process. I got to know better what my process looks like, and honestly, I think I’m still learning and developing. To help me, because someone was curious, and because I think more might be interested I’ve begun blogging about my creative process.
Because this got way longer than expected I’m splitting this up in a series of posts, breaking down my creative process from inspiration to final manuscript. You can find the introduction and an overview of the posts in my post “What my creative process looks like & How I deal with the aftermath of writing intense scenes“
Here’s an overview of the posts.