Ai Jiang – Nebula Finalist

Horrortree - March 31, 2023

Writing Advice from Ai: I think something that is both a pitfall and advantage of my writing is that I often have many different ideas and themes I’d like to explore in a single story. It doesn’t always work, but when it does, it creates such a fascinating world and living characters that I find not only I find resonance with, but other readers do as well. Lately, I’ve been very interested in using different perspectives in storytelling, particularly those that are unconventional or lesser used—second person, first person plural, first person with second person address, or even without a specific perspective. Genre mixing is definitely a favourite of mine as well. Tropes in genre might breathe new air into another that does not traditionally use them, and common elements in one genre might be jarring and innovative in another.