Kristin Osani is a queer writer who lives in Kyoto, Japan where she works as a freelance Japanese-to-English video game translator when she’s not wordsmithing, working on nerdy cross-stitching, or cuddling her two cats (three if you include her husband).
Her fiction has appeared in FlashPoint SF, the Arcanist, and Ghost Orchid Press’s Beyond the Veil: Supernatural Tales of Queer Love anthology.
Kristin’s website is https://www.kristinosani.com/
Kristin shared her experience with creativity through her work as a video-game translator, her writing, cross-stitching, and drawing.
Kristin’s creative resources:
For writers struggling to create protagonists well: The Protagonist Problem.
Ellen Brock‘s YouTube channel
Writing Excuses Podcast
Save the Cat!, by Blake Snyder
Take Off Your Pants!: Outline Your Books for Faster, Better Writing, by Libbie Hawker
Wonderbook: the Illustrated Guide to Creating Fiction, by Jeff VanderMeer
The Nebula Conference is a great place for SFF writers to connect and learn.
John suggested The Listening Book: Discovering Your Own Music, by W. A. Mathieu
Kevin mentioned** the book The Lady from the Black Lagoon, by Mallory O’Meara
**Actually, Kevin mis-titled the book repeatedly in the episode. That’s what happens when you don’t look at your notes. 🙄 Apologies to Mallory O’Meara.