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R.S.A. Garcia

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R. S. A. Garcia lives and works on the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean with a large family and too many dogs–though only one belongs to her.

She decided to be an author when she discovered that Louisa May Alcott had been published at the age of 8. Determined to waste no more time, she finished her first collection of stories at 10. She has not stopped writing since, and indulged herself in a deep love of all speculative fiction despite the best advice of every English teacher she has ever had.

Her debut novel, "Lex Talionis" was released in 2014 and received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, and the silver medal for Best Scifi/Fantasy/Horror ebook from the 2015 IPPY Awards. She is working on other novels in between hyperventilating
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R.S.A. Garcia I chip at it with a chisel until it goes away.

Okay, seriously? I let myself rest for a while. A block for me is an indication my brain wants some…more
I chip at it with a chisel until it goes away.

Okay, seriously? I let myself rest for a while. A block for me is an indication my brain wants some planning time. The hard part is getting restarted, but I try as much as possible to set a 'get back to work' date and stick to it. Nowadays, I tell myself I'll do three lines and that's it.

You can do three lines, regardless of block, right?

She came. She saw. She conquered.

See? Three lines. Sometimes I can only manage that. But most times I end up breaking the block--because once you start, it's hard to stop--and I actually write more than the three lines.

Or I'll spend the time re-writing them so they have more than six words and something to to do with the actual story I'm writing. Whichever way you go, you've written and you've broken your block and you're now free to booze up on the bottle of wine you have chilling in the fridge.

And if you do have an actual bottle in the fridge, feel free send me a virtual glass. This breaking up blocks thing is thirsty work.(less)
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Delighted to announce that my short story, ‘The Anchorite Wakes’, is now available in the August issue of Clarkesworld Magazine!


You can read it here.


This is a dream sale for me, to a market and editor I’ve long admired. I’m still pinching myself to make sure it’s real.


Check out the other excellent stories in the issue, and subscribe if you can. You won’t regret it.


In the meantime, excuse me w...

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