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Nayad A. Monroe

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Nayad Monroe writes speculative fiction, edits anthologies, and is trying to meet everyone in the world, but she will settle for the English-speakers if she must be realistic.


Average rating: 4.19 · 100 ratings · 18 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
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This year has been very stressful and strange for me. I'm separated and living in my own place now, but getting here involved a lot of work, tension, and pain, and I just could not write fiction for most of the year.

My NaNoWriMo novel cover.CC image by J.K. Nilssen, with title added (no other modifications).
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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
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I enjoyed this book surprisingly much for a person who usually doesn't get into epic fantasy. After reading the gushing fandom of so many people who loved It, I wanted to give it a try. My full appreciation didn't kick in until after the hundredth pa ...more
What Fates Impose by Nayad A. Monroe
"Wow. Simply put - a very strong collection of short fiction works dealing with the theme of "reading the future" through various means.

Normally in an anthology I expect a consistent breakdown of 15-20% I simply don't care for and on the other side..." Read more of this review »
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London Falling by Paul Cornell
London Falling (Shadow Police, #1)
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Ira Glass
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
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