Repeating Islands reported that Trinidadian writer and journalist Lisa Allen-Agostini recently wrote (in Allyson Latta’s blog Memoir, Writing, & More) about her experiences using Creole in her writing.
One quote which I came away with:-
The author proceeds to give sound advice to writers who want to use Creole, stressing that “As with any new language, learning to use dialect effectively takes practice.” She adds, “Reflect on your reasons for incorporating it — anthropological authenticity, characterization, and/or art—and ensure that any dialect enhances, rather than gets in the way of, an effortless and meaningful experience for your readers.”
Year’s Best SF (Gardner Dozois), honorable mentions for 2013
“The Artist, Deeply, Brushes” by Ken Altabef
“Luminous Fish Scanalyze My Name” by by Paul Di Filippo and Damien Broderick,
“The Shadow Artist” by Ruth Nestvold.
From the mouth of Octavia Butler:-
“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice.”
CBC’s radio show The Current featured Keris Myrick in their Game Changer series in November 2011.
Keris Myrick is in Toronto Friday 13th June – one of six world renowned speakers at the conference: Psychosis 2.0.
For years, she was told to lower her expectations and focus on her condition. Keris Myrick has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. She is also the CEO of Project Return Peer Support Network. She supervises more than a hundred people. She says the intense, high-profile nature of the work actually helps her manage the symptoms of her illness.