Pandemic and fiction: Handling a plot in a post-2020 world

The calendar is one of those pesky little details that matters in fiction. If a writer says Christmas Day is on a Friday, then New Year’s Eve better fall on a Thursday. Or if a full moon occurs in one scene, it better not be a clear moonless night the next week. Otherwise, a readerContinue reading “Pandemic and fiction: Handling a plot in a post-2020 world”

How COVID-19 changed my perspective on being an introvert

It doesn’t take new acquaintances long to learn two things about me: I’m an introvert, and I’m a homebody. When stay-at-home orders first were issued at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, my life didn’t change much. I couldn’t go to the movie theater anymore, and I had to wear a maskContinue reading “How COVID-19 changed my perspective on being an introvert”