Thanks to everyone who submitted to the carnival this month (which was on the topic of Writing About Asexuality); I’ve enjoyed reading/watching, and I hope the pieces can continue to spark discussion. This month’s submissions pretty much fell into three different categories, so that’s how I’ve organized them below. If I missed anything, or if you have a late submission, just let me know and I’ll add it. :)
Personal experiences of writing nonfiction:
- redbeardace described his own experiences of writing about asexuality, including blogging and a book.
- Laura wrote about venturing into writing about asexuality for Muslims.
- Ace in Lace discussed their history of writing about asexuality, including the obstacles they encountered due to the darker aspects of Tumblr culture.
- Sara K. wrote about what surprised her after she started blogging about asexuality.
- Elizabeth discussed the process of starting revisions on one of her most widely-read posts and put out a call for more articles related to the topic.
- Elizabeth also wrote about her experiences of writing about asexuality in a variety of different genres in a classroom setting (here on her blog and here on the Asexual Agenda).
- Jo wrote about how and why blogging about asexuality has become harder for her.
- The Anonymous Asexual wrote about the safety that comes from writing about asexuality anonymously.
Tips for writing nonfiction:
- redbeardace compiled a list of tips for ace bloggers.
- Elizabeth started a series on blogging about asexuality.
- Laura provided some tips for writing about asexuality in non-ace spaces based on her own recent experiences.
Advice and musings on writing asexual characters and portraying asexuality in fiction:
- Silvermoon pointed out some issues she’s noticed with the way aces and asexuality are portrayed in fanfiction.
- Ace in Lace wrote a response to Silvermoon’s post.
- AmeliaAce made a vlog about writing asexual characters.
- onlyfragments wrote about listening to the asexual characters you’re writing to find out what asexuality looks like for them.
- Hibernia wrote about the need for asexual characters who aren’t aliens.
- Aqua wrote about some of the challenges one faces when writing an asexual and/or aromantic character.
- I detailed some of the thoughts and concerns I’ve had as I work on a novel with an ace protagonist.
- luvtheheaven discussed writing ace characters in fanfiction (and also talked a bit about her experiences of blogging).