Touch Grass
A sense of place can ground your story, or create a mood, or give it something really unique. Unfortunately, in an era in which we are all way too online, it’s easy to neglect this, and stick our characters in a weird featureless void. So how can we escape the set design from THX-1138? One way is by engaging with nature. Here to talk about it is Ashely Adams.

Recommended Reading:

  • Annie Dillard “Total Eclipse”
  • Aldo Leopold Sand County Almanac
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Jeff Vandermeer
  • Andrew F. Sullivan The Marigold, Waste
  • Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Octavia Butler’s Parable books
  • Beowulf (no really)
  • Gwendolyn Kiste, The Rust Maidens
  • Nicole Walker,” Microclimates Lower Sonoran
  • Brooke Bolander The Only Harmless Great Thing
  • Rachel Carson
  • John Brunner The Sheep Look Up
  • Anne McCaffrey’s Pern Series
  • Wayne Barlowe’s Expedition
  • Peter Matthiessen The Snow Leopard
  • Aimee Nezhukumatathil “The Soils I Have Eaten”
  • Caitlin Horrocks “The Sleep”
  • BK Loren Animal Mineral Radical
  • Sherwin Bitsui Flood Song
  • John D’Agata About a Mountain

About Rite Gud: Raquel S. Benedict is an author, appearing in Fantasy and Science Fiction and Gardner Dozois’ The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of The Year’s Best Science Fiction. Matt Keeley, founder of Kittysneezes, is producing Rite Gud for KS Media, LLC. Rite Gud is a Kittysneezes production. If you have questions, comments and concerns, email ritegud – at – kittysneezes – dot – com. Rite Gud is also on Patreon, at Patrons receive access to the official Kittysneezes Discord, exclusive episodes and more.

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