This 2021, Rosalie M. Lin and S. A. Simon Are Mentoring Adult SFF

Click here for a plain text version of this wishlist. What is Pitch Wars Nobody can put it better than the Pitch Wars founders themselves, so straight from the PW website: “Pitch Wars is a mentoring program where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns choose one writer each, read their entire manuscript, and offer suggestions [...]

My First Tutoring Gig… in the Age of Zoom

My First Tutoring Gig… in the Age of Zoom

My student and I stared at each other through the webcam. At this moment, the connection flickered and died. Both our faces were frozen in candid grimaces. I couldn't help but laugh. This was a meme level plot for my first online teaching gig. Of course, the internet had to choose that moment to freeze up.

New Story “中文学校:ABC成长的烦恼” /“中文学校:ABC的自我奋斗”

Here's another one I wrote! Reflecting on my relationship with my parents' language, especially through those teen years of motivated rebellion/rejection and then college, when I re-evaluated who I wanted to be based on the cultures that made me--an arc that I think many children of immigrants will identify with. Part 1: http://cn.nytstyle.com/education-career/20161018/chinese-class-usa1 Part 2: http://cn.nytstyle.com/education-career/20161019/chinese-class-usa2/

My piece on Xinjiang, in The New York Times (Chinese Web)

This was the last journey I took in China--one that I thought about for a long time but lacked the courage to go on until my last month. Xinjiang is a beautiful place, a silk road hub that's historically been the crossroads of multiple religions and ethnicities, and it's a very controversial place in China [...]