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After a small delay, Writing Alchemy Episode 9 is up! It has extensive sound effects and music sequences to enhance the story telling. I hope you enjoy! Media creator and community-organizer Tobi Hill-Meyer joins Fay for the reading of part 1 of “Dangerous Company,” which begins with an angry gender-switching dragon and the woman the […]

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The winner is the score sheet illustration! “Score Sheet: A depiction of Tala and Death looking quizzically at the score sheet the following morning (they would be fully clothed). The score sheet would start with the numbers in the story and get increasingly chaotic and humorous until it becomes blank at the end.” I hope […]

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I am excited to announce my first ever vote for an illustration! Did you enjoy reading “Tala and Death’s Embrace” or listening to it be read in Episode 1 of the podcast? Well, I am commissioning an illustration from the amazing Majin Roses to act as a cover image for this story and you get […]

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Podcast Episode 5 Is Up!

Prince Hart is asexual, but his parents and many suitors are having a hard time accepting that. When the trickster Tala decides to come to his aid, chaos naturally ensues in this exuberant story that is a playful response to the all too common romanticization of boundary-crossing behaviors! In this episode, writer and cultural-worker Gina […]

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For a long time I’ve had a problem with characterization. My main characters are rich and complex, but many of my minor characters have been flat and lacking in the texture, quirks, contradiction, and struggles that make a character come to life. Worse yet, many of them were coming out the same. There were several […]

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Podcast Episode 4 is Up!

Activist and writer Jessica Miriam Littenberg joins Fay for the reading of part 1 of “Tala and Prince Hart,” which focuses on Prince Hart’s experience of being asexual in a society that does not recognize asexuality. Jessica then reads one of her powerful poems about transphobia. The following discussion focuses on the experience of not […]

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Podcast Episode 3 Is Up!

Community-organizer and media-creator Tobi Hill-Meyer returns to join Fay for the reading of the second half of “Tala and Godmother Death,” followed by a discussion that focuses on gender exploration in trans literature, the importance of depicting forgiveness with consequences, and the humanizing potential of humor. Check it out!

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Check out Episode 1 – Tala and Death’s Embrace! Summary: Activist and filmmaker Tobi Hill-Meyer joins Fay for the reading of “Tala and Death’s Embrace” in its entirety, followed by a wide-ranging discussion that focuses on the depiction of trans characters in media. The RSS feed has been established and it is also up on […]

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Inspired by the Grimms’ fairy tale “Godfather Death,” this story follows Death’s three godchildren and explores what happens when the most selfish and clever one comes across the trickster Tala. This post also contains a discussion document for those interested in behind-the-scenes information on the origins of my fairy tale ideas and why I made […]

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This site is being officially launched with the first story “Tala and Death’s Embrace.” In it Tala, a trans woman of color trickster, matches wits with Death in a series of over-the-top hijinks, culminating in a final confrontation with a sexy twist. (Don’t worry, it has nothing to do with her being trans!) Find out […]

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