Hi, I'm Naito Diamond, author of speculative fiction, developmental editor, and repeat pattern designer.
I know how to cook on a medieval stove, build a treehouse, and I'm raising a German Shepherd, three cats and a rooster. I grew up in the forest, so I'm full of unique facts that give color and texture to my stories.
My short stories are featured in two volumes of A Season for Romance anthology: Spring Blossoms and Summer Simmer, as well as Flights of Fantasy, an anthology from Iron Faerie Publishing.
There is a big buzz about authors using AI to create their works, and I'd like to share my opinion about this topic.
So let's get started!
First of all, I will talk about AI. I won't hide from you that I'm a nerd; I love technology and use some AIs in my daily life.
I use Grammarly, and Hemingway app - to solve grammar issues before giving my first draft to my alpha readers. Using automated solutions to improve the reading experience is not bad. I respect people who read my early drafts. So, I must work hard to keep my grammar as good as possible.
I want to use AI to narrate my blog posts and turn them into YouTube videos. The information in my blog is valuable for Indies and aspiring authors. Why not make it easier for them to get it?
You can see that I am open-minded. I love how technology makes my life easier in technical tasks. But I'm against authors generating passages of their content with AIs and I would never use it myself.
The main reasons why I'm against using AI in my writing.
Languages, Goats, Medieval Stove
medical inovations, Neuropsychology
Feline / Cats
Dogs / Wolfs
Hoping to reveal all shades of romance, we have gathered together ten authors from around the world, including Canada, England, Lithuania, and the United States, for this sweet romance anthology, A Season for Romance.
In twenty stories, you will find true love in a variety of genres and styles, from first kisses to second chances, on epic journeys and in bittersweet moments. Nine of these stories feature main characters who identify as LGBTQ+.
In this first flash fiction anthology of A Season for Romance: Spring Blossoms, the characters in our stories are just starting to acknowledge their budding feelings for one another. There is beauty, tenderness, angst, and even humor in these carefully crafted stories meant to transport you to distant, fantastical worlds where love is just moments away.
We hope you enjoy them.
A year into the pandemic, with a glimmer of hope that the vaccine will provide herd immunity and a return to “normal,” how are we? In this third book of the global insides series, peer into the lives of people all over the world, view their insides through their art, and learn their deepest thoughts and feelings at a very vulnerable moment for humanity. You will find verse, prose, and images from Belgium, Brazil, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, Columbia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Palestine, Poland. Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Tanzania, Spain, the UK, and the U.S.
Daiva Paškauskaitė - a wonderful developmental editor and book marketing guru. She always comes to my rescue when my characters refuse to behave the right way. With her insight in character development, I can easily move the plot further. I also try to listen to her strange, unique and crazy (in a genius way) marketing suggestions and implement them as I continue my self-publishing journey. She is the insider of my blog posts about flash writing and book marketing.
Cassia Hall - my writing pal and the best line-editor an author (especially one who’s not a native English speaker) can get. She corrects all the grammar and style errors in my stories and lifts my spirit when I'm down. Caring and cute, she tries to spread the love around her using her charming stories, fantastic poetry and magical music. She is also quick to take advantage of the newest trends - her poetry collection, Songs of Love & Longing, was the first poetry book to have QR codes in it.
Cassia introduced Erica Damon to me as a beta-reader for the first book in my Augmented Intelligence series. She made some fantastic plot improvement suggestions and I was really glad to work with her. Then I found out Erica has been working together with Equestrian Romance author, Isla Ryder, and have already published Harris Twins - a ranch romance trilogy, highly focused on horses and real life on the ranch.
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