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Nayad A. Monroe

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Hi! I'm a speculative fiction writer, which means I write science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories. Some of them are linked on this page, but others don't show up here because they're credited as "Nayad Monroe" instead of "Nayad A. Monroe." This is a quirk of Goodreads that I can't change, but if you're looking for more of my stuff, searching for the other version of my name will help. Welcome to my page!


This year was, to be all cliché about it, a roller coaster. BIG GOOD THINGS alternating with BIG BAD THINGS in a way that I haven't really experienced before, most years. I'm not going to get into the bad ones, because I dwelled in them at the time and I don't want to dwell anywhere near them anymore. I think I've learned some things from them, at least,and I'll be using theknowledge I've gaine... Read more of this blog post »
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I've enjoyed several of Miéville's novels so much that I wished I could give them more than five stars. This one gets two only because it started well before it became increasingly muddy and boring. Starting at about the halfway mark, I had to force...more
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i started to read this book with high hopes, because the premise of a nightmarish hotel sounded interesting. I enjoyed the beginning of the book, and the descriptions of the setting, but the story lacked energy from the beginning, and the intensity d...more
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"My selection of "read" is misleading. I actually gave up halfway through. These days I only finish a book I dislike if it would be a good addition to my odd books site. This book was not odd enough.

There was something about the style Tem uses that..." Read more of this review »
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“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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Eric Birk Thanks for becoming my Goodreads friend.
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Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


Louise Thanks for the add, Nayad. :)


Catherine Hi there! :-)


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Alan Baxter Hi Nayad - good to know you here!


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