About Dawn

Dawn Trowell Jones a speculative fiction writer living in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two cats.

NaNoWriMo… Round TWO

Yesterday, Day One of NaNoWriMo ended for me. I was fried. I’m doing what some of you out there are doing. I’m finishing a novel I started last year. Don’t laugh, but when I emerged Continue reading NaNoWriMo… Round TWO

Two Aspects of Hearing… & Virtual Reality

Sorry for the hiatus! I’ve been up to my eyeballs in a project, but now it’s time for me to move on to the next thing. I went hunting and found this article in Psychological Continue reading Two Aspects of Hearing… & Virtual Reality

A Letter to V, from R

Dear V, I feel this mounting desire to leave social media behind, though I’ve been told I need it. It feels like a spell is wearing off, and I wonder who or what will catch Continue reading A Letter to V, from R

(evolution)

On the shimmering sand near old Metallic House, he caught grains between sensitive inner fingers. It had been a long haul of the form. His body’s fur curled about in strands. He was only as Continue reading (evolution)

Man oh Man: the Impact of Ari Aster’s Midsommar

I feel comfortable saying this: I get what Ari Aster has done and what he was trying to do with Hereditary and especially his new horror film Midsommar. It amazes me that there are people Continue reading Man oh Man: the Impact of Ari Aster’s Midsommar

Fail Once in a While, Get the Sting Out

My husband and I had a couple of friends over for tabbouleh and grilled steaks this weekend, and we all started talking about our college years. My friend S. mentioned how important grades had been Continue reading Fail Once in a While, Get the Sting Out

Self-Tamed (a true story about how a mind is a funny thing)

It was not what I expected after such a long period of trying to be deliberate. And it was only a small insight. But it made me laugh out loud, happy to know my brain Continue reading Self-Tamed (a true story about how a mind is a funny thing)

The Difficulty of Drawing Parallels between Characters of Different Gender in GoT

Spoiler alert! This blog post will address major plot points in the HBO series Game of Thrones. There was an article a few days ago (“Theon’s redemption shows the flaw in ‘Game of Thrones‘” by Continue reading The Difficulty of Drawing Parallels between Characters of Different Gender in GoT

What’s a Creative to do with all this Delayed Gratification?

For fun, I thought I’d share my half of an email discussion with a friend (also an author). We were talking about publication. As you may have guessed, we talk about that sort of thing, Continue reading What’s a Creative to do with all this Delayed Gratification?

Unfinished Thoughts… On Publication

As I said in my last blog post (a rant, sorry about that), for a couple of months now, my mission has been to try to cut my contemporary hard fantasy novel, The Long Last Continue reading Unfinished Thoughts… On Publication