When I was in the fourth grade, I walked into a wardrobe and never came out again.
That was the year I first read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the year I wrote my first novel, and the year my mother told me I should be a writer. I never got over any of it — I’ve been inventing worlds and characters and stories ever since.
Somehow, in the midst of all this magic, I’ve managed to stumble my way through a 20-year career as a professional writer and editor that’s included everything from content marketing to magazine publishing to game design and back again. I’ve learned that no matter what you’re writing, a good story is essential, and I’ve found my passion learning what makes a story good.
- Always try to be better than my nature.
- Assume best intentions.
- Be honest, but also be kind.
- Always be making something.
- Unicorns are real, and they don’t poop rainbows.
Stace Dumoski is a professional writer and editor, aspiring fantasy novelist, and lover of all things magical and fantastical. She has an undergraduate degree in Medieval Studies and has undertaken formal studies in Folklore and Mythology. In addition, she helmed the website “Phantastes: The Online Journal of Fantasy Criticism,” which was listed three years running in the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror anthology.
My published Fiction
“The Piscine Gifts“, Truancy Magazine, 2015
- Previously published at Scheherezade’s Bequest and Parageography.
“Caribou House“, A Fly in Amber, 2009
Interviews & Articles
“The Mythic Heart: An Interview with Guy Gavriel Kay”
BOOK: The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle
MOVIE: Star Wars (original trilogy);
T.V. Avatar: The Last Airbender
For editing services, please email editing @ dumoski.com
For anything else, email cartazon @ gmail.com